LMP Phlebotomy Services Expands

On Oct. 1, UHN phlebotomy expanded its services to Toronto Rehab Institute’s University Centre and Bickle Centre, as well as Toronto Grace Hospital. In an effort to reduce costs and provide timely care to patients, six new phlebotomists were hired and the service was brought in-house. Please join us in welcoming: Sacchin Patel (Bickle), Grace... Continue Reading →

UHN Core Laboratory now offering rapid HIV screening for high-risk patients in the Emergency Department

Almost one year ago, physicians from UHN’s Emergency Department (ED) approached the Biochemistry laboratory to provide a rapid HIV test for high-risk ED patients. High-risk populations routinely served in EDs across Ontario are rarely tested for HIV in the ED, creating a critical ‘diagnosis gap’ for Ontarians and adding to systemic healthcare inequity of access... Continue Reading →

Ming Tsao Elected as a Fellow of the CAHS

Ming Tsao, Pathologist and Senior Scientist at LMP was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advancing academic health sciences. Ming is recognized for his research excellence and contributions to Canadian health sciences in the... Continue Reading →

Meet LMP’s Newest Learners

We would like to Welcome LMP’s new Learner’s for the month of August! We look forward to their clinical placements with us and are pleased to have them onboard! Internationally Educated Medical Lab Technologists (IEMLT) Student: Yahia Alyass I started at UHN July 19, 2021 for my IEMLT placement. I enjoy reading and playing football.... Continue Reading →

UHN is the first clinical lab in the world to offer a mass spectrometry-based plasma catecholamine test

On July 1, after months of optimization and validation experiments, the mass spectrometry section within the Core Lab went live with reporting plasma catecholamines by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. No other clinical diagnostic lab in the world offers this test using this methodology. Most other reference laboratories in North America, Europe and Australia all... Continue Reading →

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