The Laboratory at William Osler Health System is accredited to the IQMH Standard. This provides formal recognition to an international ISO standard with particular requirements for quality and competence of medical laboratories.

Accreditation to this internationally recognized standard assures consistency in the quality of care the laboratory provides, up to date technology reflecting best practice with competent staff to perform assigned tasks.
Laboratory services are patient focused and involve all staff in the continual monitoring and improvement of service.

Laboratories have a critical role in informing diagnosis and treatment decisions

Seventy per cent of medical decisions made by our physicians rely on the diagnostic tests carried out by Osler’s Laboratory Services team. 

Open all day every day, our Medical Laboratory Technologists study blood cells, test body fluids and tissues, prepare samples and interpret test results that help physicians diagnose and treat patients. 

Our commitment to quality

The Laboratories at William Osler Health System are accredited with ISO 15189Plus™ Accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to quality.

Our services include:

  • Anatomical and Surgical Pathology - preparing samples of tissue to aid in the microscopic detection and diagnosis of disease.
  • Clinical Chemistry - performing tests on blood and body fluids to detect chemicals, hormones and/or drugs
  • Cytology - screening cells from various samples for the presence of cancer
  • Flow Cytometry -analyzing white and red blood cells to detect leukemia and lymphoma
  • Hematology - performing tests to measure blood cells and to detect diseases/disorders of the blood 
  • Microbiology - performing tests on blood, body fluids and/or tissue to detect bacteria, fungus, viruses and/or parasites and provides important results for infection control
  • Point of Care Testing - providing quality assurance programs for testing done by the patient bedside
  • Transfusion Medicine - performing blood typing and compatibility testing

Partnering for the benefit of our clients

William Osler Health System Laboratories have several partnerships with other hospital and community laboratories in order to provide a seamless service for our clients.

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