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The Clinical Biochemistry division provides high-volume routine diagnostic and specialized esoteric testing to health care providers at UHN and serves as a reference laboratory provincially and nationally.

We perform approximately 10 million tests per year and use technologies and outreach efforts to build capacity, provide training and offer support to other institutions. In addition, we provide testing to research contracting agencies and principal investigators worldwide.

Clinical biochemistry tests are performed at the UHN core laboratories (located at TGH, TWH and PMH), which are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation capable of performing thousands of tests per hour.

Clinical biochemistry staff are involved in leading-edge research in the areas of tumour markers, cardiac markers, endocrinology, transplantation, immunology and point-of-care testing. New laboratory-developed tests and platforms are routinely introduced to further both research and clinical trials. The Division supports and encourages training and continuing education.

Tests and Consultations


Clinical Tests and Consultations

Routine Chemistry & Immunoassay

  • Cardiac profiles
  • Lipid chemistry
  • Liver and renal panels
  • Drug monitoring
  • Endocrinology tests
  • Fertility testing
  • Tumour markers

Special Chemistry

  • Amyloid protein identification, LC-MS/MS
  • Fibrillary glomerulonephritis conformation, LC-MS/MS
  • Infectious disease testing
  • Plasma catecholamines and metanephrines, LC-MS/MS
  • Nutritional markers (Omega-3 fatty acids)

Immunology & Immunodiagnostics

  • Autoimmune disease testing
  • Protein electrophoresis and immunofixation
  • Specific proteins

Point of Care Testing

  • Glucose meter program
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Routine urinalysis
  • Urine hCG testing
  • Thromboelastometry
  • Activated clotting time (ACT)
  • Oximetry
  • Rapid Strep A antigen detection (buccal swabs)
  • Urine drugs of abuse testing
For an extensive list of our biochemistry tests, visit the Lab Test Catalogue.
View and download requisition forms 

Research Tests and Consultations

Mass Spectrometry Lab

The Mass Spectrometry Lab will develop novel tests in unique matrices for research clients. Human and animal samples are accepted. For more information, contact Dr. Vathany Kulasingam.

Diagnostic Development Lab

Diagnostic Development Lab (DDL) performs tests for research clients. Human and animal samples are accepted. For more information, contact ddl@uhn.ca.

Please note: Tests for which reliable immunoassay is available and can be validated in-house can be performed in agreement with the research client.

Learn more about Research Tests and Consultations on the LMP Research page.


Contacts


Dr. Vathany Kulasingam 
 

Division Head: Dr. Vathany Kulasingam
416 340 4800 ext. 8589
vathany.kulasingam@uhn.ca

Ivana Vidovic 
 

Manager: Ivana Vidovic
416 340 4800 ext. 5215
ivana.vidovic@uhn.ca


Clinical Biochemists

  • Dr. Ashley Di Meo
  • Dr. Davor Brinc
  • Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis
  • Dr. Rajeevan Selvaratnam

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