Key Types of Laboratory Tests Available in OLIS
Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) is capable of storing over 68,000 unique types of test results.
A sub-specialty within the laboratory that deals with the blood and blood-forming tissues, including morphology, physiology, and pathology.
A sub-specialty within the laboratory that is generally concerned with the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies).
A sub-specialty within the laboratory that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. Also referred to as clinical biochemistry.
A sub-specialty within the laboratory that can be defined as the biology of microscopic organisms, or life too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbiology covers several disciplines, including virology (study of viruses), bacteriology (study of bacteria), mycology (study of fungi), and parasitology (study of parasites). Each of these disciplines may include but is not limited to studies of infectious disease-causing microorganisms.
A sub-specialty within the laboratory where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients. A blood bank may be a separate free-standing facility or part of a larger laboratory in a hospital. Also referred to as transfusion medicine.