Alpha has been delivering high quality central laboratory services to the medical and pharmaceutical communities since 1971.
Our experience, together with our scientific, medical and research expertise, state of the art technology, and broad menu of clinical assays support clinicians, patients and clinical studies undertaken by clinical research sponsors , hospitals, universities and other research organizations.

Our Flexible Approach

Our flexible, innovative and collaborative approach allows us to work within your timelines to keep your trial on schedule. We welcome client visits to our facility. We recognize the importance of communication which is crucial to running an efficient and effective trial, so we are available 24/7 to ensure any questions or issues are addressed and resolved on a real time basis.

All samples are processed immediately upon arrival with most reports being returned to the investigator within 24 hours.

We adapt and customize our services to meet the unique and specific requirements of your trial.

Quality Assurance

Alpha Laboratories believes that Quality and Service are the benchmarks of excellence in healthcare. It is the platform for all functional elements of structure, process and outcome. With this guiding principle, we have designed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) structured to ensure that laboratory services are patient focused, efficient, clinically relevant, timely, cost effective and meet all regulatory requirements.

We are committed to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) using established quality management tools to identify new opportunities for improvement in pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes. This ensures that the needs of our patients and clients are met in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices and all regulatory and accreditation requirements. All Processes are proactively monitored using both internal and external audits and quality indicators.

Licensing and Accreditation

Alpha Laboratories holds the following licensing and accreditations

Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)

Our Central Laboratory Analytical capabilities and Services

Our laboratory facilities are extensively equipped with state of the art technology to ensure we consistently deliver accurate, precise and timely data. Our team of experts is available to discuss any testing requirements.

We offer a full range of testing services in the following disciplines:

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Special Chemistry
  • Immunochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Immunohematology
  • Virology/Serology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Anatomic pathology
  • Cytology

We also provide diagnostic imaging services in the following modalities:

  • General X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Mineral Density

Alpha’s proactive and dedicated project managers and multidisciplinary team of professionals are available to answer questions, coordinate services and offer innovative solutions throughout the duration of each clinical trial to ensure full compliance and timely delivery. This allows us to become well versed in our clients’ needs and processes.

We appoint a dedicated Project Manager to consult and work seamlessly with your team to ensure timely communication to ensure your clinical trial stays on schedule.

Project Management

We take great pride in providing our clients with customized, high quality project management services including:


  • Site initiation meetings
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Customized requisitions
  • Customized specimen collection kits or bulk collection supplies
  • Comprehensive and easy to use specimen collection manuals
  • Sample collection and preparation training
  • Specimen transportation
  • Specimen storage
  • Complete system for bar coding specimens
  • Bi-directional interface for all laboratory equipment
  • Complete audit trail throughout the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes

Data Management

Alpha’s data managers consult with your team to determine your specific needs. Data can be customized to the needs of sponsors.

Transportation Logistics

In addition to the extensive coverage of our courier networks, Alpha
also works in close cooperation with major courier companies to provide rapid pick-up and return of samples for testing, in accordance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.