Dr. Diamandis and the J J Berry Smith Supervision Awards

Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis, LMP's Chief, Clinical Biochemistry, is one of this year’s recipients of the JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award from the University of Toronto which recognizes outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral (PhD, EdD, DMA, SJD) supervision. The annual JJ Berry Smith Supervision Award honours active faculty members who, over a minimum of... Continue Reading →

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A Visit from Norway

This past week, a team from Oslo, Norway came to visit our laboratory and see how we have built an integrated, collaborative lab that serves our patients, as well as connects with multiple partner sites across the province. The team, lead by Dr. Inger Nina, from Oslo University Hospital, included three pathologists, with two coming... Continue Reading →

What is CA TISSUE – What it it? And how does it help our biobank?

Recently, the BioSpecimen Sciences team successfully launched “caTissue” a new, sophisticated piece of software used to track and monitor all patient specimens for research (tissues, blood samples, body fluids, and all of their molecular derivatives such as DNA, RNA, proteins, sequencing libraries, etc.). To learn more about caTissue, we sat down with three members of... Continue Reading →

Laboratory Testing for the Lupus Anticoagulant – Approved Guidelines

Recently, Dr. Rita Selby, Medical director for the Coagulation Laboratory at UHN and Sunnybrook, recently published the  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines on the detection of Lupus Anticoagulant. Dr. Selby was a member of the guideline committee which published the document. The published guidelines are designed to provide recommendations around the proper handling and collection... Continue Reading →

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