Laboratory Services

CML HealthCare

You are more than just a number to us

At CML HealthCare, we understand just how stressful diagnostic medical testing can be—the waiting, the apprehension, the concern. No one looks forward to an unknown test or the anxiety of just being a number while a technician performs an intimate procedure on them. This understanding was central to the founding of CML HealthCare in 1971, when we made it our goal to offer compassionate patient care coupled with the highest quality diagnostic services available.

A trusted partner in healthcare for 40 years

Our philosophy of patient-centred services touched a strong need in the medical diagnostic community. Today, CML HealthCare has become one of the leading healthcare diagnostic services companies in Canada. We are the largest provider of imaging services in Canada and one of the largest community-based providers of laboratory testing services in Ontario.

All Laboratory Services

CML HealthCare Laboratory Services perform lab tests that help your physician diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases. For these tests, you will be required to provide a specimen of your blood, saliva, semen, urine, or stool, which will then be analyzed in a laboratory.

To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer conveniently located services and extended hours of operation. In keeping with our core principles of “Care. Confidence. Comfort.” we ensure that the specimen collection process is done as sensitively and efficiently as possible to preserve your dignity and privacy.

What types of laboratory tests are available?

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. A fasting blood glucose test to determine whether you have diabetes is a common test in this category.

Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Because of the nature of blood, this science affects the understanding of many diseases. A CBC, which is a screening test to check for such disorders as anemia or infection, is a common test in this category.

Immunology is the study of all aspects of the body's immune system. A pregnancy test is a common test in this category.

Microbiology is the study of micro-organisms and their effects on humans. A throat swab to determine whether you have a streptococcal infection (strep throat) is a common test in this category.

Histology is the microscopic study of how cells and their supporting structures are organized in tissue. A skin biopsy that analyzes for the presence of skin cancer is a common test in this category.

Cytology is the study of the structure and function of cells, the basic building blocks of life. A PAP smear, which is a screening exam for cervical cancer, is the most common test in this category.

Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine glands of the human body, and their specific secretions, called hormones. A TSH test, which is used to evaluate thyroid function and/or symptoms of hyper- and hypothyroidism, is a common test in this category.

Urinalysis is a group of physical and chemical tests done on a urine sample to check for various disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. A common test in this category is one for a urinary tract infection.

Molecular Diagnostics uses genetic material and proteins in the body to test for specific states of health or disease. Testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common test in this category. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Clinic hours are subject to change. It is advisable to phone ahead of your visit to confirm the hours of operation.

Location: Laboratory Services - First Level, Area J

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12 noon

Phone: (905) 438-0889
Fax: (905) 438-1593

For more information please visit our website: CML HealthCare www.cmlhealthcare.com