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Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP)
Providing leadership in all aspects of Laboratory Medicine, including service, education, and research

Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) is one of the largest integrated laboratory service programs in Canada. Providing laboratory support and clinical testing for clinical trials and research studies in the Hamilton area. The HRLMP delivers services across many disciplines, including:

  • – Anatomic Pathology
  • – Clinical Chemistry and Immunology
  • – Core Laboratory
  • – Genetics
  • – Microbiology
  • – Special Hematology
  • – Transfusion Medicine


Services provided for research studies include:

  • – Sample collection
  • – Sample preparation – centrifugation and separation of serum and plasma, making blood smears
  • – Sample testing on fresh and/or frozen samples
  • – Sample storage – short term storage in both -20 and -70°C freezers
  • – Tissue processing, embedding and slide preparation


These laboratories are jointly operated by Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Between the two hospitals, there are a total of 31 labs with approximately 625 lab staff and physicians. In 2023, HRLMP labs conducted 7.7 million tests, supported 182,000 emergency department visits, and supported over 1,600 cardiac surgeries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the labs processed more than 2 million tests.

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