Our laboratory ensures accurate and timely turnaround of lab tests at both our KW and Freeport Campuses, as well as to our external clients. We perform approximately two million lab tests a year.
Non-registered outpatient testing takes place in the community. Please contact your doctor’s office for a list of blood and specimen collection locations.
Our laboratory is located on the third floor of Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus in the D wing (down the hall from the Gift Shop).
We are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
You can reach us by calling 519-749-4300 extension 2238.
You are also welcome to review our
Spotlight: high tech equipment improves treatment times by identifying pathogens fasterAugust 9, 2017
GRH is using a bio-typer that helps cut identification times of various pathogens from days to just minutes in some cases… helping inform care providers’ decisions faster.
Spotlight: GRH’s laboratory plate streaker- using automation to improve lab testingAugust 1, 2017
GRH’s integrated department of pathology and laboratory medicine is using a new automated plate streaker in its microbiology lab. In additional to providing faster results to improve care, it also helps meet consistent standards when preparing 100,000 specimens a year for analysis
Anatomical pathology wins GRH's award of excellence for behind-the-scenes support of cancer careJuly 10, 2017
Grand River Hospital’s anatomical pathology team has won the hospital's latest award of excellence for their outstanding work behind the scenes in supporting potential cancer diagnoses.
Dr. Rosanne St. Bernard: welcoming Waterloo Region’s new benign hematologistMay 16, 2017
Dr. Rosanne St. Bernard’s arrival at Grand River Hospital has opened a new avenue of care for patients with non-cancerous blood diseases. She's also eager to support medical teaching in Waterloo Region.
Paula Young: helping doctors to diagnoseMay 2, 2017
As a senior medical laboratory technologist, Paula knows that lab techs play a very important role as part of a team of people who work together in both the treatment and monitoring of patient health. She works on test results that help to diagnose illnesses or determine antibiotics for a doctor to prescribe.
Frank Holotta: using the science of cells and tissues to support careApril 21, 2017
Frank Holotta provides patient care without ever seeing a patient. Frank support histology and cytology studies in Grand River Hospital’s lab.