The Clinical Pathology service consists of Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Pathology Support, and Transfusion sections. Clinical Pathology is a 24 hour a day, 7 day per week service, providing routine blood testing, microbial culture and identification, training of Phase II Medical Laboratory Technicians, and other services.
The Chemistry Section conducts routine chemistry, therapeutic drug monitoring, and special chemistry testing. The section provides STAT, ASAP, Pre-Op and routine testing of whole blood, serum, plasma, urine and other body fluids.
The Hematology Section conducts automated hematology and coagulation testing. Hematology tests identify and count the numbers of cells in body fluids.
The Microbiology Section is organized into three major subsections: Bacteriology, Molecular Diagnostic testing, and Parasitology, with limited testing in Mycobacteriology, Virology, Mycology, and Andrology.
Laboratory Support Services is the administrative component of the Department of Pathology. In addition to critical administrative functions, our staff members greet patients and provide valuable services.
Serology is part of the Transfusion Medicine Service. Its primary functions are immunology procedures and testing for the presence of particular antibodies.
The Transfusion Medicine Service keeps a safe and adequate blood supply for hospital use. It is a Food and Drug Administration registered facility and is accredited by both the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks.
Routine urinalysis tests can be performed through a clean catch or catheterized specimen of urine.
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