Clinical Research Lab

Who We Are

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Clinical Research Laboratory is located at the General Campus on the third floor of the Critical Care Wing. The lab offers processing services of human biological samples obtained from subjects enrolled in clinical research studies. All technicians have TDG, GCP, Health Canada Division 5, TCPS2 and N2SOP training.

Services Available

The goal of the Clinical Research Laboratory is to provide exemplary services to our Clients no matter what their needs. We offer a wide range of services whether the study is Industry led or Investigator driven. Before beginning a project, contact us for a cost analysis quote for any of the services listed below:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Centrifugation and aliquoting of blood and/or other bodily fluids
  • PK processing
  • PBMC processing
  • BMA cell processing
  • Sputum and BAL processing
  • Processing of Industry Study kits
  • Sample storage at 4°C, -20°C, -80°C, and -196°C
  • Shipping logistics
  • DNA extraction and quantification
  • Hemostatic Testing (results for research purposes only)
  • ELISA kit processing (results for research purposes only)

Facility and Equipment

The Clinical Research Laboratory is a key-card access only facility, only authorized personnel only are permitted. The freezers are monitored 24/7 using an electronic monitoring system which alerts technicians immediately to any temperature event. Technicians are on-call to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day to ensure that samples are never compromised.

The Lab is fully equipped to process all your research needs. All equipment is serviced, and documentation is readily available.

Currently the lab is outfitted with the following equipment for sample processing and storage:

  • 4 multi-speed centrifuges, both ambient and refrigerated with a top speed of 3000g/4400rpm. Fixed angle and swing bucket rotors are available.
  • Microcentrifuge with top speed of 21000g/15000rpm
  • Biosafety Cabinet
  • Analytical Balance
  • Cold Storage: 4°C refrigerator, -20°C freezer, -80°C shared freezer, and -196°C LN2 Dewar. Storage space is available for up to one year, space permitting.
  • Light Microscope
  • Stago STA Satellite

How to Contact Us

To contact us for more information or a quote for any of our services please contact The Clinical Research Lab at or by phone 613-737-8899 ext.71003