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UW Hospital and Clinics Lab Services

UW Hospital and Clinics Clinical Laboratories strives to be a recognized leader in laboratory medicine by: 
  • Maintaining excellence in service to patients and health care providers, including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals
  • Providing high quality and creative academic programs for health care professionals
  • Generating new knowledge to provide a foundation for meeting the health care needs of society
  • Promoting health care for the residents of the state of Wisconsin
Laboratory Testing
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.