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The Molecular Genetics Laboratory at London Health Sciences Centre is a regional molecular genetics laboratory which has been providing molecular based testing and interpretive expertise since 1989. The laboratory is housed in purpose built molecular lab suite, staffed by a team of fully licensed (CMLTO) Registered Molecular Genetics Technologists and credentialed professional staff. Quality results and interpretation is backed up with regular inspections through the Ontario Laboratory Accreditation program (OLA) as well as EQA programs such as CAP, QMPLS and inter-laboratory sample exchanges.


Molecular Genetics touches every discipline of medicine. Our test menu spans a variety of inherited, acquired and pharmacogenomic applications ranging from the well established Cystic Fibrosis, and Thrombophilias, to the complexities of inherited breast cancer and colon cancer predisposition genes as well as following minimal residual disease screening in individuals with CML who are under TKI treatment. Please see the test menu for the full range of tests available at this center.}

The Right Tools:

Through thoughtful process design and appropriate use of robotics and high throughput technology we are able to provide faster turnaround times without compromising sample integrity or result quality. Some of the high quality validated tools include:

• MagnaPure Compact (Roche) automated DNA/RNA extraction
• BioRad ChemiDocXRS imaging system
• Agilent Tape Station 2200
• Roche LC1.2, LC2.0, LC480 and ABI 7500fast real time PCR platforms
• Liquid microsphere array technology(Luminex)
• ABI(LifeTech) 3730 and 3130 sequencing and fragment analysis
• SoftGenetics DNA analysis software
• Affymetrix microarray
• Illlumina MiSeq Next Generation Sequencing
• LifeTechnologies Ion Torrent PGM

We are continuously assessing new technologies as they become available to ensure we offer the best quality lab results.


London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. The Molecular Genetics Laboratory plays an integral role in clinical training through affiliations with Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. As well Molecular Genetics collaborates with Western University and University of Toronto

  Revised: March 11, 2016
Maintained by: Janice Little