lab

Under the microscope

As Head of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Royal Columbian Hospital, Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan is part of a team that is central to the care of patients. The lab plays a major role in over 80-percent of medical diagnoses, providing answers to questions that cannot be answered by speaking with the patient or from basic physical exams or radiographic images.

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Cancer charity driven to provide diagnosis at Royal Columbian

New Westminster, B.C. – {December 11, 2018} –A charity with a focus on cancer is helping Royal Columbian Hospital provide […]

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Hope Annis’s Story

It was during Vicki Foley’s 20-week ultrasound that they discovered fetal measurements were about a month behind schedule. Thus began regular monitoring and eventually a planned delivery at 37 weeks. While Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit looked after baby Hope for her first few weeks, it took genetic testing to offer an explanation for the newborn’s small size. She was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal condition known as Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

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Donors fund big needs at Royal Columbian

Dr. Sue Sidhu is among the surgeons at Royal Columbian Hospital who can fix severely broken ribs by using a […]

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Tzu Chi Canada helps lab diagnose genetic disorder

Royal Columbian Hospital’s lab benefits from the generosity of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Canada. The group has […]

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Moe Bruneau’s Story

Moe Bruneau discovered he was diabetic several years ago while undergoing tests following a minor heart attack. The reality of his type 2 diagnosis became much more evident later, when a blister on his left foot led to the loss of two toes.

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