Effective April 1, 2018, the Laboratory (recently renamed the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory) transferred to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). All Laboratory forms -- water testing, newborn and prenatal material serum screening, etc. -- have moved to the SHA website.
The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory works to identify, respond to, and prevent illness and disease in the province.
- Provides reference testing (other Saskatchewan labs send their specimens and cultures for verification and to provide more specific test results).
- Offers specialized screening and diagnostic testing.
- Conducts communicable disease detection, surveillance, infection control and prevention.
- Tests and monitors water quality.
- Maintains laboratory standards and quality assurance regulations.
- Anticipates, detects and responds to outbreak of communicable disease, food-borne illnesses and pandemic threats.
- Facilitates and supports scientific research and training activities.
- Provides biosafety, containment, biohazard spill response programs.
- Serves as a centre for integrated disease and data management.
- Develops and evaluates public health policies.