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Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostic Services

The Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostic Services Department as a member of the Health Care Team, provides relevant, accurate and timely information which contributes to the wellness of the community. Laboratory information is an important aspect of patient care and is critical to the support of specific diagnosis and therapies.

Laboratory Tests

The Laboratory at CAMH provides on site testing services in the following disciplines: Biochemistry, Hematology and Toxicology. Phlebotomy service is provided at both the College and Queen Street sites. Patient testing that cannot be provided in-house is referred to other accredited Laboratories as appropriate to the testing requested.

Referral Required: Yes. Referral to be made by your treating psychiatrist or physician.
Contact: (416) 535 8501, ext. 2052, Queen Street site, Bell Gateway Building, room 2342  Fax: (416) 583 4605
Contact: (416) 535 8501, ext. 4899, College Street site, sixth floor, room 644  Fax: (416) 979 4709

EEG and ECG

Electro-diagnostic services (EEG and ECG) are available to CAMH's inpatients and outpatients. Routine EEGs are preformed to rule out or diagnose organicity, seizure disorders, encephalopathies or tumors. ECGs assess risk to patients pre-medication and pre-ECT and diagnose cardiac infarct, conduction blockages, arrhythmias, etc. 

Referral Required: Yes. Referral to be made by your treating psychiatrist or physician.
Contact: (416) 535 8501, ext. 2052, Queen Street site, Bell Gateway Building, room 2342  Fax: (416) 583 4605
Contact: (416) 535 8501, ext. 6210, College Street site, sixth floor, room 644  Fax: (416) 979 4709

X-ray

Basic diagnostic radiology is provided for inpatients and outpatients of CAMH at the Queen Street site through a contract with a state-of the art mobile X-Ray service that is on site twice per week. Patient testing that cannot be provided in-house is referred to other accredited Laboratories as appropriate to the testing requested.

Referral Required: Yes. Referral to be made by your treating psychiatrist, physician or nurse practitioner when appropriate.
Contact: (416) 535 8501 ext. 32106
Contact: Fax: (416) 583 4605
Location: Queen Street site, Bell Gateway Building, room 2342

 

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