Brandon, MB – A provincial health lab in Brandon celebrated its official opening this week after undergoing a $12.2-million expansion and modernization.
As part of Diagnostic Services of Manitoba’s (DSM) provincial network, the Westman Laboratory provides a range of laboratory services for the health centre, medical clinics, nursing homes and other health-service centres. Services provided include hematopathology (blood testing), pathology (tissue testing), cytopathology (cell testing), microbiology (the study of micro-organisms), clinical chemistry, transfusion medicine (preparation of blood and blood products for transfusion) and specimen procurement, management and shipping.
The project meets provincial green building requirements and is expected to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Development) silver certification. The green features include improved temperature management, ventilation and lighting efficiencies, such as light tubes to direct outside light, and daylight and occupancy sensors.