Laboratory & Pathology Services

The Princess Margaret Hospital Laboratory consists of the following sections;

  • Stat laboratory
  • Hematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Trasfusion  Medicine
  • Phlebotomy
  • Cytopathology
  • Immuno-pathology
  • Surgical and Autopsy Services
  • HPV Lab

A wide selection of investigations are performed by the laboratory, investigations not performed by the PMH Laboratory is referred to a Laboratory in Miami, Florida.


Stat Laboratory

Provides 24 hours services; it is situated in the Accident and Emergency Department. Urgent investigations are performed as are necessary for inpatients and out- patients accessing treatment in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Transfusion Medicine

The Blood Bank operates on a 24 hour basis for hospital clients. Blood donors can donate blood Monday to Friday between the hours of 9: 00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Medical Microbiology

Services are provided during normal working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phlebotomy Services are provided by the Satellite Laboratory located in Room # 10 at the Ambulatory Care Department. Services are provided Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Private services utilize the services of this laboratory during working hours.

Pathology Lab

Rand Laboratory (Morgue)

Autopsy services are performed at the Rand Laboratory (Morgue),
Monday – Friday at 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All remaining Laboratory services are available Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)