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
- Laboratory license (PDF file)
- ISO 15189 certification (PDF file)
Getting here- KW Campus
This service is located at the KW Campus, 835 King Street West in Kitchener.KW Campus: 835 King Street West, KitchenerKW Campus parking info
The latest from GRH's lab
Jane Martin: advancing regional health services in Waterloo WellingtonDecember 13, 2018
Jane Martin is focused on advancing several regional health programs at Grand River Hospital along with key diagnostic services to their full potential.
Deanna Boulton: bringing new tools to work in detecting infectionsJuly 11, 2018
Deanna Boulton is a detective in the on-going fight against infections. And thanks to some advanced equipment at Grand River Hospital’s laboratory, she’s finding ways to zero in on health care acquired infections faster and at a lower cost.
GRH partners with UW researchers and Huron Digital Pathology to create a “digital revolution” in pathology with medical search engineMay 31, 2018
Dr. Adrian Batten, Joint Chief of Laboratory Medicine of GRH and SMGH, in partnership with a research group at the University of Waterloo (UW), and Huron Digital Pathology is hoping to improve the pathological assessment of cancer by creating a medical image search engine.
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.