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​​Every patient at UHN is impacted by the tests performed at LMP – and almost all diagnoses and treatments are based on lab results.

Our laboratory can determine diagnosis, prognosis and therapy for individual patients in a way not previously possible with conventional approaches, often using specific cancer markers. Our five clinical departments are:​

  • Anatomic Pathology
    Study of tissue and cells for the detection of disease, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Also includes histocompatibility testing.​
  • Clinical ​​Biochemistry
    Study of chemical components including hormones and drugs in blood and body fluids.
  • Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
    Study of blood clotting mechanisms and blood and bone marrow disorders, such as anemia and leukemia. Also includes one of Canada's most advanced blood transfusion laboratories.
  • Laboratory Genetics​
    Study and genetic analyses of patient samples​ for both inherited and acquired​ diseases. A key component to advancements in personalized medicine.
  • Microbiology
    Study of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites that invade the body and cause diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus.