Diagnostic testing is the foundation of a patient's health record and a key driver of the health care decisions made collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team composed of the medical staff, nursing staff, and allied health professionals. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory is dedicated to delivering the best value services and solutions to our customers (you the patient). Our relentless focus on quality ensures our customers are offered the latest advances in laboratory science. When dealing with the Pathology Department you can be assured the patient always comes first: an individualized plan of care is developed based upon needs identified in collaboration with the patient, family, nursing staff, medical staff, laboratory scientists, and clinical care technicians.
The Department of Pathology at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is a local leader in the study and treatment of human disease. The state of the art laboratory offers a diverse and full range of diagnostic services for both inpatient and outpatient populations including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, serology, microbiology, histology, cytology, pathology, blood bank, Flow Cytometry and phlebotomy.
In addition to meeting individual patient needs the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's Pathology Department proudly services many physicians' offices, home care services, nursing homes, surgical centers and wellness fairs.
The Pathology & Clinical Laboratory Department of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center consists of the following divisions:
- Surgical Pathology and Cytology
- Clinical Laboratory
- Blood Bank
The Department is directed by Pathologists who are physicians, Board-certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology. In addition, all laboratory sections are managed and staffed by highly qualified, degreed clinical laboratory scientists
The Department is licensed by the State of New Jersey for both the Clinical Laboratory and the Transfusion and Donor Services (Blood Bank).
Accreditations for the Department include:
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (Federal CLIA 88).
- Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
The Pathology Department provides the following services:
- Automation Lab (Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urine Analysis)
- Blood Bank (Transfusion and Donor Services)
- Special Coagulation
- Flow Cytometry
- Certified testing site by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for Sweat Chloride testing
The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for inpatient service.
The Outpatient Laboratory is open:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays
Certain specialized testing requires appointments:
Sweat Testing or Semen Analysis call: 973.754.3525
Platelet Aggregation Studies call: 973.754.3542
It is important to remember that all laboratory testing requires a written physician order.