Starting from 12 October 2020, the HUSLAB laboratory at the Iso Omena Service Centre will only serve clients with an appointment or an urgent referral in the afternoon (from Monday to Thursday) and on Saturdays. This will allow HUSLAB to have more staff working during the busy morning hours. HUSLAB will also increase the number of appointments available, hoping that this will help reduce queues.
Laboratory services will only be available to clients with an appointment or an urgent referral during the following hours:
- Mon–Thu 15:00–18:00
- Sat 8:00–14:00
Clients with an urgent referral include cancer patients, children under the age of 12 and other patients who have to give a sample urgently. HUSLAB recommends that clients should, whenever possible, book an appointment online. If this is not possible, it is advisable to visit the laboratory a little later during the day.
Laboratory services are available to other clients, i.e. those without an appointment or an urgent referral, using a queue number system during the following hours:
- Mon–Thu 6:45–15:00
- Fri 6:45–16:00.