Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Diagnostics is located on the 5th floor of the Mackenzie Building at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center – Victoria General site. Part of the Esoteric section of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is a cross discipline of Hematopathology, Anatomical Pathology, and Clinical Chemistry.
We are proudly ISO 15189 Plus accredited by AC Diagnostics. We are a team of diverse highly skilled professionals, who include pathologists, clinical lab scientists, bioinformaticians, genomic analysts and medical laboratory technologists. The team is constantly working to maintain and expand specialized genetics and genomics testing by following Choosing Wisely recommendations and best practice guidelines to provide improved testing and interpretation access to physicians across the Atlantic provinces.
The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory performs a variety of high complexity testing including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and next generation sequencing (NGS). The laboratory analyzes a variety of different specimen types, including peripheral blood, bone marrow, solid tumors (formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue), cerebrospinal fluid, and fresh or frozen tissue.  Results from testing provides information critical for diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment of various types of hematological and solid cancers as well as the diagnosis of some inherited diseases.  
For more details about our testing scope, please consult the Laboratory Test Catalogue
Michael D. Carter, MD PhD FRCPC
Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Labratory
Pathologist, Division of Anatomical Pathology
Nova Scotia Health, Central Zone
723 - 5788 University Ave.
7th Floor Mackenzie Building
Halifax, NS B3H 1V8
Office: 902-473-4641
Fax: 902-473-1049
Tanya Gillan, PhD FCCMG
Clinical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Labratory
508A - 5788 University Ave.
5th Floor Mackenzie Building
Halifax, NS B3H 1V8
Office: 902-473-6691
Fax: 902-473-4113
Randy Veinotte, MLT
Esoteric Manager
223B - 5788 University Ave.
2nd Floor Mackenzie Building
Halifax, NS, B3H 1V8
Office: 902-473-6678
Fax: 902-473-4113