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Lab Licensing and Inspection Service

The Laboratory Licensing and Inspection Service team ensures that laboratories and specimen collection centres meet certain quality standards.

For more information or to file a complaint about a laboratory or specimen collection centre, contact:

Laboratory Licensing and Inspection Services
Negotiations and Accountability Management Division
Laboratories and Genetics Branch
9th Floor
1075 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2B1

Telephone: (416) 326-2158
Fax: (416) 327-8805

If a lab is licensed, the license will be posted in a conspicuous place. If the license is not posted, you are probably at an unlicensed laboratory. As a health care consumer, if you are concerned that your local laboratory or specimen collection centre is unlicensed, simply tell your health professional that you would like to have your specimen taken at a licensed facility. Information is available to help find the nearest licensed facility in your community.

The list of licensed laboratories in Ontario is maintained by the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), whose purpose is to promote quality improvement of laboratories and related services for the public good and the benefit of health professionals.