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Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program

What this program does...

The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) is a jointly owned program between St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences for the delivery of laboratory medicine to Hamilton hospitals.

The HRLMP’s mission is to provide leadership in all aspects of laboratory medicine including clinical service, education and research, with the pursuit of excellence, encouragement of innovation and adherence to exemplary professional standards.  This supports the missions of the participating hospitals and McMaster University.

The HRLMP employs approximately 700 staff that provides inpatient and regional centralized laboratory services in the areas of anatomical pathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology, genetics, microbiology, and transfusion medicine. The HRLMP operates LRC Hamilton (Laboratory Reference Centre) and is a major provider of specialized and reference clinical laboratory services within the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and beyond. The HRLMP provides specimen collection services to hospital clinic patients at four hospitals.

Please click here for more detailed information regarding the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Program (HRLMP).


Dr. Menaka Pai 
Chief, Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program
905 522-1155, Ext. 33857

Grace Kiers
Executive Assistant to Dr. Menaka Pai
905 522-1155, Ext. 33847

Sandra Fazari
Director, Laboratory Operations
905 522-1155, Ext. 34909

Debbie Matthews
Administrator Coordinator
Executive Assistant to Gail Johnson and Sandra Fazari
905 522-1155, Ext. 36013 

Teresa DiFrancesco
Senior Manager, Quality
905 522-1155, Ext. 33842