The nationwide shortage of blood collection supplies continues to be a challenge. However, with the combined efforts of the Laboratory, Supply Chain, and Medical Staff, we have been able to conserve sufficient inventory, and acquire alternative blood collection supplies, allowing us to re-open the Outpatient Lab at both St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center in Wayne on a limited basis, as indicated below:
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the Outpatient Lab will provide full service to all patients.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Outpatient Lab Services will be limited to: STAT, pre-chemo/radiation, charity care, neonatal bilirubin, pre-procedure BUN/Creatinine (if procedure is being performed at a St. Joseph’s facility), and glucose tolerance on pregnant females only.
The Outpatient Lab will continue to be closed on Saturdays until further notice.