Laboratory professionals are among the unsung heroes of health care, working behind-the-scenes, 24/7, to support the other health care professionals with critical data from your testing.
Most of the blood collection at YNHH by blood drawing specialists called phlebotomists. They are trained in specially trained in the collection and processing of blood.
- Medical Technicians and Technologists
Medical technicians and technologists are college-educated professionals who specialize in clinical laboratory science. They run the tests, look through the microscopes, report and assess the quality of results, and implement new methods.
- Pathologists and PhD Scientists
Pathologists (physicians who specialize in laboratory medicine) and PhD clinical scientists provide medical leadership to the laboratory, analyze and interpret specialized tests, and consult with your providers on the right tests to order and the meaning of results.
- Other members of the Laboratory Team
Other workers perform important clerical, maintenance, information processing, administrative and other support functions for the laboratory.
Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Department of Laboratory Medicine has been accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.