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The Hemostasis Reference Lab (HRL) is a specialized laboratory located strategically within McMaster University's Innovation Park. With over 30 years of experience in providing lab services, we are known for our strong expertise and experience in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. We have extensive partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as with clinical and academic researchers. We are also proud to have a formal lab partnership with the Hemostasis Reference Lab Medical Partnership (HRLMP). Our mission is to provide laboratory services and research to advance the science and practice of hemostasis and thrombosis.


Hemostasis Reference Laboratory Inc. will maintain the effectiveness of the quality management system through compliance with the requirements of ISO 13485:2016, compliance with any applicable regulatory requirements and a commitment to:

  • Be an integral part of the Quality Management System, through establishment of quality objectives, management review and active participation in the improvement process.

  • Understand and be responsive to the needs and requirements of our valued customers.

  • Recognize the value of team members and their contribution to the growth and success of the organization.

  • Provide the necessary materials, education and resources to accomplish quality goals.

  • Strive to be an innovator in the field of hemostasis research and provide assays for the advancement of science and the improvement of patient care.


The Quality Management System (QMS) of HRLMP and LRC Hamilton is well designed and comprehensive in order to deliver excellence in testing services to ensure the highest quality patient care. The HRLMP Quality Management System is designed to:


We perform assignments for Thromboplastin reagents and point of care INR devices. HRL is one of only few independent laboratories in the world to perform the assignments according to the World Health Organization (WHO) protocol.


With coagulation analyzers representing every major coagulation device manufacturer, HRL has the ability to provide value assignments and flexible product research and validation testing.

Clinical Trials
Academic Research

We offer a specialized test menu with many possible reagent/instrument combinations allowing for custom tailored laboratory projects. We are also available to provide local logistics, shipping and handling in support of clinical projects.

Pharmaceutical Solutions

We provide pharma and Biotech lab support and clinical services, product development, construction as well as kit development and device research and development.

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