An inside look at autopsies  

Ever wonder what goes on inside a medical autopsy suite?   Pathologists, pathologist assistants and various types of trainees perform approximately 75 autopsies per year at University Health Network (UHN).  Dr. Michael Seidman, Director of Autopsy, has performed many hundreds of autopsies in his 10-year career, including almost 100 at UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program. He tells... Continue Reading →

Revolutionary Genome Sequencer Coming to LMP

This summer, the Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) at UHN will become one of the first clinical sites in Canada to receive a NovaSeq X Plus Sequencer (Illumina). This top-of-the-line machine will enable faster, more powerful, and more sustainable genome sequencing. "This will allow us to increase capacity, offer more comprehensive testing and will also lower our per-base... Continue Reading →

LMP Partners with the Kenora Rainy River Regional Laboratory Program

Let’s welcome the Kenora Rainy River Regional Laboratory Program (KRRRLP) to the LMP extended family. KRRRLP supports six hospitals in the rural remote Northwestern Ontario.  The hospitals are located in Kenora, Dryden, Atikokan, Fort Francis, Sioux Lookout, and Rainy River.  This hospital network performs routine laboratory testing and monitoring, however are missing key resources in... Continue Reading →

Jay Hockley Retires after 25 years with LMP

Congratulations to Jay Hockley, Manager, Specimen Management, on her retirement after 25 years with the Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) at University Health Network (UHN). Her last day with LMP is Friday, December 23. Jay joined LMP in September, 1997 and began her UHN career with the Rapid Response Lab at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) performing... Continue Reading →

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