A Core Laboratory is located at each of the acute care hospitals: Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare. There is also a small Core Laboratory located at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Centre for Ambulatory Health Services at the King Street campus. The Core Laboratories perform Core Clinical Chemistry and Core Hematology testing.
Each Core Laboratory has a team including a manager, supervisor, medical laboratory technologists, senior medical laboratory technologists, and medical laboratory assistants. Professional staff support for the Core Laboratories includes clinical chemists, medical biochemists, and hematologists.
The Core Laboratories at the acute care sites are a 24/7 operation. They consist of high volume and rapid testing, and provide results to Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, hospital inpatients and hospital clinic patients.