Lab Formulary Intake Request

Alberta Health Services (AHS) in partnership with Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) now has a lab test formulary request form available that can be used to add, substitute, remove or restrict publicly funded laboratory tests.

Evidence has demonstrated that improved patient outcomes associated with advanced diagnostics often lags behind adoption. It is also known that the escalating costs of innovative tests are outpacing the rising costs of health care in general. It was clear that a better process was needed.

This new lab test formulary will allow for streamlined processes by reducing variation in testing, and improving healthcare provider and patient access to appropriate, equitable and sustainable laboratory test information – all of which contribute to improved patient outcomes, optimal patient care, and financial sustainability in Alberta.

The new laboratory test formulary intake form can be accessed here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact