A new Laboratory Information System (LIS) [MAK TRACE LINE®] was introduced in Manitoba in 2012.  TraceLine® is a software system that provides electronic capacity and functionality for blood component and derivative inventory management, testing and generating reports as well as replacing existing manual systems.  The implementation of TraceLine® in Manitoba was accomplished by the partnership of Canadian Blood Services, Shared Health and Manitoba Health.

The TraceLine® implementation is a quality initiative that will improve patient safety through shortened turnaround times and built in safeguards as well as creating efficiencies for staff.

Active TraceLine® Sites:


  • Selkirk & District General Hospital


  • Flin Flon Hospital
  • The Pas Health Complex
  • Thompson General Hospital


  • Dauphin Regional Health Centre
  • Swan River Valley Health Centre
  • Westman Laboratory


  • Bethesda Hospital (Steinbach)
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre
  • Portage District General Hospital


  • Concordia General Hospital
  • Health Sciences Centre
  • Grace General Hospital
  • St. Boniface General Hospital
  • Seven Oaks General Hospital
  • Victoria General Hospital


Trace Line® Overview Pamphlet