Laboratory Medicine

North York General Hospital's Laboratory Medicine Department conducts lab tests efficiently and quickly to assist physicians in diagnosing patients' conditions. Our full service laboratory at the General site enables us to provide approximately 1.6 million tests annually.

An expert team of pathologists, microbiologist, clinical chemist, technologists, technicians, phlebotomists, pathologists' assistants, laboratory information system analysts and clerical staff serve our hospital 24 hours a day, every day. These professionals provide diagnostic, screening and monitoring tests for inpatients, outpatients and long-term care residents. Over 100 highly trained individuals work in our laboratories.

The Outpatient Laboratory operates Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., serving patients from all clinics within the hospital.

Note: North York General's outpatient laboratory is no longer accepting requisitions from community physicia

Patient experience

The compassionate professionals in Laboratory Medicine understand that waiting for laboratory results can be stressful. We provide emergency and rapid response testing quickly, to meet the needs of patients and physicians. Emergency laboratory service is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.