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Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory tests are vital to diagnose, prevent, treat and monitor every disease from the most common to the very rare. Healthcare providers rely on medical laboratory professionals to provide expert analysis, second opinions and subspecialty consultations.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine provides analysis of patient specimens, including blood, urine, tissue, bone marrow and other bodily fluids. Testing ranges from microscopic examination of blood to genetic profiling of tumors.

About Laboratory Medicine

Specialists in the Department of Laboratory Medicine perform tests for patients throughout Connecticut. The department also handles specialized laboratory referrals from other hospitals, institutions and laboratories in southern New England and across the country.

Every test offered is accurate and reliable. Each test is monitored by running specimens with known results, called "controls.The laboratory is frequently inspected by a variety of agencies that monitor laboratory quality.

Blood Draw Stations

When your healthcare provider orders blood work or you need to schedule a blood test, Yale New Haven Hospital makes it easy with blood draw stations conveniently located in your community.

Phlebotomists, blood drawing specialists, are trained in the collection and processing of blood. Phlebotomists work closely with medical technicians, technologists, pathologists to ensure that results are accurate and reliable.

  • No appointment necessary
  • All major insurance plans are accepted
  • Prompt results are reported to your physician
  • Requisition form is required*

*Our blood draw stations honor requisition forms from other labs.

Understanding your Blood Test

When you provide blood, urine, or other body substances, these samples are sent to the medical laboratory, where the technical and professional staff process the sample, test it and report the results to your physician.


Medical pathologists study and diagnose diseases. They do their work by examining organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies).

The Department of Pathology provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services in cytology, surgical pathology, molecular diagnostics and autopsy. The department conducts both basic science and translational research and provides comprehensive training in the pathology field. For more information, visit Yale Pathology.

Facilities and Staff

YNHH's Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of phlebotomists (blood drawing specialists trained in the collections and processing of blood), medical technicians and technologists, pathologists as well as employees performing several support functions.

Visit one of our blood draw station locations