Introduction

The University of Virginia Health System Medical Laboratories is pleased to offer the Directory of Medical Laboratory Services.  This website is designed to assist physicians, nurses, clinical investigators and other healthcare providers to make the best use of the Medical Laboratories' services in the course of providing preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic care to patients. The Medical Laboratories website has been revised to include current laboratory procedures and methodologies for testing performed.  We call your attention to the section on specimen collection, preparation, and handling that is included to facilitate test ordering.  We appreciate your following these instructions to help us provide accurate results as quickly as possible.  This helps to assure that patients are spared unnecessary risk, discomfort, and inconvenience from obtaining specimens for repeat analysis.

The Medical Laboratories' faculty and professional staff strive to provide accurate, cost-efficient, and prompt service and have an abiding commitment to innovation.  We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions.  Let us know how we're doing.  It is our policy to respond quickly to physician and other staff inquiries.  Each Section Director, Resident, and Laboratory Manager may be reached by phoning the telephone number listed in the Section Overview for each area.

A laboratory medicine resident is always available for consultation at night and on weekends and holidays.  This resident can be reached by calling the hospital page operator at (434) 924-0000.  In addition, the Medical Laboratories offer a 24-hour toll-free (VA) number, (888) 882-3990.  For physicians and other health care providers outside the state of Virginia, a toll-free number is available by calling UVA Medical Information Referral Services at (800) 552-3723.

We are pleased to offer comprehensive medical laboratory services.  Your input helps us to fulfill our goals.

 

M. Beatriz S. Lopes, M.D.                            James C. Boyd, M.D.

Director, Neuropathology                           Director, Clinical Pathology and

Director, Autopsy                                       Clinical Core Laboratory

 

Stacey E. Mills, M.D.

Director, Surgical Pathology and

Cytopathology