The Pathology and Laboratory Service provides state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostics in an efficient and clinically effective manner. Its dedicated and highly skilled laboratory staff includes board-certified and US-trained pathologists.
The department is composed of the following sections:
A full service, fully automated unit which responds to all requests relating to chemistry testing of blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and other body fluids. It is capable of performing rush (STAT) and high-volume testing as well as maintaining point-of-care testing.
Hematology and Coagulation
A full service unit that performs routine and specialized hematology procedures to assist in the management of blood and coagulation disorders. These include automated and manual cell counting and characterization, coagulation and platelet function tests as well as preparation of bone marrow and peripheral smears for evaluation.
Clinical Microscopy and Body Fluids
A full service, well-equipped unit that conducts routine microscopic and special procedures on urine, stool, CSF, and other body fluids.
A well-equipped, comprehensive unit that responds to all requests requiring identification and quantification of antigens or antibodies of infectious agents. Its capabilities include determination of levels of specific proteins, therapeutic drugs, tumor markers and hormones.
A comprehensive unit that cultivates, isolates, and accurately identifies bacteria and fungi. It also performs antimicrobial susceptibility testing according to accepted standards to guide clinicians in prescribing the most appropriate antibiotic/s.
This section processes body tissue and fluids for gross, cytologic and histologic (microscopic) examination and diagnosis. It also provides special and immunohistochemical stains as additional tools in diagnosis. Frozen section services are offered for intra-operative diagnosis.
The Main Laboratory is located at the 3rd Floor and is open 24 hours daily. The outpatient services department is located at the Lower Ground, Medical Office Building, and is open Mondays thru Saturdays, 7am to 7pm. Beyond these hours, outpatients may be accommodated at the Main Laboratory. The reception areas in the Main Laboratory and Outpatient Area serve as the central distribution unit that facilitates the processing of incoming test specimens and requests as well as the releasing of laboratory results.
This section performs the necessary testing of blood donors and patients to ensure safe blood transfusion. These tests include blood typing, red cell antibody screening, infectious diseases screening and cross-matching. The Blood Bank processes blood into various components to meet the specific transfusion needs of patients. It provides Apheresis service for specialized collection of blood components, Therapeutic plasma exchange, and Stem cell harvest.
For inquiries, please contact us at (632) 771-9000 ext. 8356 (Main Laboratory) or ext. 8006 (Outpatient Laboratory).