Foria clinicians will send you a requisition for lab tests through secure message in your patient portal. This is a document that tells a lab what tests are being ordered and where to send results to. How long you have to wait to get blood work will depend on your location and labs in your area.
In most cities in Ontario you can usually take your printed requisition to a lab and get the tests immediately (you can also often email this as well - check with your chosen location to confirm their protocol). Good options for testing are LifeLabs and Dynacare.
In Alberta, you’ll have to book ahead of time. There can be a wait of up to three weeks, so you might want to plan ahead. All laboratories in Alberta are now booked through Alberta Precision Laboratories. You can book your appointment here.