Laboratory Medicine services are provided by faculty at the UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC). UWHC Clinical Laboratories are a comprehensive provider of over 3.8 million laboratory tests annually. Nearly 300 technical and professional staff provide support to clinical areas ranging from transplant to emergency medicine to pediatrics. Our laboratories play an essential role in the quality and safety of patient care by providing accurate diagnostic and treatment information to caregivers and patients.
Department faculty provide professional direction and subspecialty expertise in all areas of clinical diagnosis and laboratory medicine. In addition, faculty provide oversight and advisory support to decentralized laboratory testing areas, clinical and industrial trials, and medical consulting. Faculty continue to be a leaders in innovation for the laboratory industry in areas such as laboratory automation, quality control, information technology, new instrumentation and methodology and are at the forefront of development in molecular diagnostics.