Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL)
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5 Research Drive
Regina, SK, S4S 0A4
About This Facility
The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), formerly the Saskatchewan Disease Control 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.
See the following areas of our site for more information:
1. Compendium of Tests - The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory Compendium of Tests provides:
- A list of tests performed at the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory.
- Instructions for collecting and handling samples.
- What is new at RRPL?
2. Water Testing for the Public - Safe drinking water is important to all Saskatchewan residents. The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory has been testing water quality in the province for over 90 years.
3. Screening and Reference Services (Laboratory Services) - The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory provides the following screening and reference services:
- General chemistry (post mortem and clinical toxicology services, fecal immunochemical test)
- Endocrinology testing
- Newborn screening (neonatal testing)
- Prenatal maternal serum screening (assessing prenatal fetal status)