Clinical chemistry is the study of a wide variety of clinically important chemical parameters of blood and other specimens ranging from electrolytes to cardiac markers to tumor antigens.
While much of the analysis has been automated professional input is required for quality assurance, trouble shooting and interpretation of results for clinicians. Clinical chemistry is performed in an integrated core lab at Kingston General Hospital that also provides hematology services.
The core lab performs over 2 million tests a year. The Laboratory can be reached by calling 613-548-7806.