January 29, 2013 15:35 ET

LifeLabs Patient Service Centres Remain Open

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2013) - LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services ("LifeLabs") would like to advise patients, providers and the public that all (80) of its community-based patient service centre locations are open on Tuesday January 29th and Wednesday January 30th.

In an effort to conclude a collective agreement, LifeLabs and the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (the 'BCGEU') have resumed bargaining at the Labour Relations Board. The BCGEU has indicated there will be no BCGEU strike activity at LifeLabs patient service centres on January 29th and 30th.

In addition to our patient service centres, all LifeLabs lab testing facilities in Burnaby and Victoria remain in full service and are reporting results without disruption. LifeLabs outreach services to residential homes and seniors care facilities in B.C. continue as usual.

For regular updates and a full list of our patient service centre locations and hours of operation, please refer to our webpage at or call 1-800-431-7206.

About LifeLabs:

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services (LifeLabs) provides laboratory testing services, which help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. LifeLabs employs more than 3,000 professionally trained staff who delivers more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million patients and nearly 20,000 physician customers. LifeLabs has operated in Canada for nearly 50 years. Today it is owned by Borealis, a global leader in infrastructure investing, with assets in energy, transportation and infrastructure buildings, including long-term care facilities and hospitals, pipelines and telecommunications. For information, visit

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