What is Alberta Precision Laboratories?
Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is the new, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is ready to deliver high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans as a part of the provincial healthcare system.
APL is the consolidation of lab services into one organization previously provided by AHS, Calgary Lab Services (CLS), Covenant Health, and Lamont Health Care Centre.
Why was APL created?
Consolidating laboratory services and staff from across the province will ensure healthcare providers across Alberta are provided with faster access to lab results – leading to better patient outcomes and an enhanced patient experience.
Ultimately, this will help improve the efficiency of Alberta’s lab system and the response times for results to Albertans.
RFP for Community Lab Services
On November 2, 2020, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories announced they will proceed with a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking private-sector partners to provide community lab services across Alberta. AHS and APL have issued an Advanced Market Notice notifying proponents and other stakeholders that they intend to issue the RFP on or before November 30, 2020.
For more information, please see the following resources:
- Nov. 2 External Stakeholders Notification: Important Update on RFP for Community Lab Services – Advanced Market Notice