A key ingredient to the success of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory is our team of well-trained and dedicated medical technologists. Human intelligence and flexibility remain critical ingredients in allowing our laboratory to fulfill its mission of providing a broad array of medically useful tests, with results that are accurate, reliable, and available in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Tests performed in the Cytogenetic Laboratory involve analysis of chromosomes. Chromosome analysis is a powerful method that provides an overview of an entire genome of single cells. On the molecular level, chromosome abnormalities can be detected with fluorescent probes that target specific chromosomes, chromosome regions, genes, or fusions. The two approaches can be combined to provide both an overview and a targeted analysis of the genome. The clinical and research activities present opportunity for education, either in the form of didactic lectures or through laboratory rotation of residents, fellows and graduate students who can shadow the laboratory personnel, learn to interpret the results and formulate a research project suited to their interests.
The Immunology Laboratory is responsible for testing and clinical consultation in several broad areas of medicine, including diagnosis of immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disease, tumor biology, and infectious disease serology.
Our Microbiology Laboratory is a full-service lab, employing highly trained specialists and sophisticated instrumentation, such as automated processors for the identification of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The University Hospital - Rutgers Microbiology Lab also has a state-of-the-art tuberculosis culture facility. Postulates: The microorganism must be found in abundance in all organisms suffering from the disease.The microorganism must be isolated from a diseased organism and grown in pure culture. The cultured microorganism should cause disease when introduced into a healthy organism. The microorganism must be re-isolated from the inoculated, diseased experimental host and identified as being identical to the original specific causative agent.
The blood bank at both University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at New Brunswick serve the community by providing life-saving blood products to our patients. The Blood Bank specializes in blood distribution, diagnostic testing, and medical services. The University Hospital - Rutgers Blood Bank supports the needs of the Rutgers Level I Trauma Center, Liver Transplant service, Open Heart Surgery practice, and other busy medical and surgical specialties.