Core Lab chemistry instrument and completed blood samples

Division of Core Labs

The Core Laboratories are located at all 3 sites across the city (Victoria Hospital, University Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital). Core Labs at Victoria and University Hospital and are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a dedicated team of nearly 80 medical laboratory technologists. These automated labs perform thousands of tests each day in hematology, coagulation, chemistry and immunochemistry.

The Core Labs provide initial, rapid, ground testing and screening for all the hospital service areas and provide technical expertise and support to smaller laboratories in the community. The lab also works in partnership with other laboratories at LHSC to provide complete investigational results to the clinicians.

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Services include:

  • Volatile Gas Chromatography screening for South Western region. Screening for Ethanol, Methanol, Acetone, Isopropanol and Ethylene Glycol.
  • Aminoglycoside testing for South Western Ontario including Vancomycin.
  • Laboratory Services for Regional Mental Health – London and St. Thomas and Parkwood Hospital.
  • Collaborative partnership with Trillium Gift of Life to provide serology testing for the South Western region.
  • Research testing in collaboration with the University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute.
  • Provides diagnostic expertise for hematology differential testing, fluid testing and clinical biochemistry support to the South Western Region.
  • Professional staff (biochemists and hematologists) provide support to the region as required.


Division Head:

Dr. Vipin Bhayana
519-685-8500, ext. 35775


Rebekah Trerise
Core Lab UH and SJH
519-685-8500, ext. 35250


Rick Ermacora
Core Lab VH
519-685-8500, ext. 52574


Jade Bolsover
Specimen Receiving
519-685-8500, ext. 55285

Section Head:

Dr. Michael Knauer
519-685-8500, ext. 52237

Senior Technologist:

Husam Abdoh
Core Lab VH
519-685-8500, ext. 52264

Senior Technologist:

Ashley Doster
Core Lab VH
519-685-8500, ext. 55349

Senior Technologist:

Rick Moore
Core Lab SJH/VH
519-685-8500, ext. 52542

Senior Technologist:

Barb Palmer
Core Lab UH
519-685-8500, ext. 34737

Senior Technologist:

Bill Richardson
Core Lab SJH/UH
519-685-8500, ext. 36720

Senior Technologist:

Core Lab UH
519-685-8500, ext. 35766
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