University Hospital Lab Services
UW Health Laboratory Services provides accurate and timely results while contributing to our patient and family-centered care, research and educational missions.
Laboratory testing is performed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The majority of tests are performed on site. Certain tests are referred to designated and approved reference laboratories.
Testing is performed by registered medical technologists and other trained professionals using the latest in instrumentation. The rapid turnaround time the laboratory provides allows caregivers in locations as diverse as the emergency room, the intensive care units and the outpatient clinics to treat their patients in a timely fashion. Members of the technical staff attend in-service training and continuing education programs on a regular basis to maintain and improve their laboratory skills.
Specimens for testing removed by biopsy or through surgery are examined by an excellent staff of faculty pathologists, with specialties in hematopathology, renal pathology, cytopathology and neuropathology.
UW Health clinical laboratories have long been an innovator for the laboratory industry in such areas as laboratory automation, quality control and information technology. Over the years numerous manufacturers have sought the expertise of the laboratory's professional staff to develop new instrumentation and methodology. Today our laboratory is in the forefront of development in molecular testing, which is revolutionizing how medicine is practiced.