In-Common Laboratory


In-Common Laboratories (ICL) is a private, not-for-profit laboratory diagnostic brokerage company serving Canadians coast to coast. ICL’s reference laboratories are primarily hospital-based, providing clinical expertise, technical innovation, best in-class service, and cost effective pricing. Since 1967, ICL has been providing value to clients by improving the clinician and patient experience.

ICL is the owner and operator of Laboratory Licence 5800 issued by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act. ICL is ISO 15189 Plus™ accredited by the Institute for Quality Management in Health Care.

ICL is a source for excellence in:

  • Medical laboratory testing and interpretation
  • Logistics management
  • Electronic interfacing – connectivity solutions
  • Client care

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What's New


ICL continues to expand our options for clients. Launching this week is ICL?s first international interface. Working globally requires additional security measures be taken in order to ensure privacy of our transmissions and our secure electronic interface with Quest Diagnostics accomplishes that feat.

The ICL Insider: This issue of our newsletter features Ethyl Glucuronide: A Biomarker of Alcohol Consumption.

HSC-ICL Partnership: Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and In-Common Laboratories announce partnership to improve access to diagnostic services

LRC-ICL Partnership: Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and In-Common Laboratories announce new Trace Metal Testing program

The ICL Insider: Second issue of our newsletter focused on quality of reference testing processes.

The ICL Insider: View the first issue of our newsletter focused on quality of reference testing processes.

ICL is now interfaced with Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory for Orders and Results in the province of Saskatchewan.

Naturopathic Medicine Week is May 11-17. Naturopathic Medicine Week is an annual celebration of naturopathic medicine. Support NDs in your community as they invite you to open houses, lectures, and practical workshops to learn more about leading a healthy life.

The MotherRisk Drug Testing Lab's testing is suspended. ICL is offering a full testing program through USDTL. This analytical service includes new collection processes (related to specimen Custody and Control), drugs and panels, and pricing. For information, please contact Cathy Andrusiak 416-422-3000 x214 or

ICL launches Integrative Laboratory Services

ICL now offers an extensive menu of Serology and Virology testing

ICL is now an ISO 15189 Plus accredited healthcare facility!

ICL is now interfaced with UHN for Orders and Results.

New website launched.

Carolyn G. Skimson appointed as new board chair.


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