A division in the Department of Pathology, the Division of Laboratory Medicine engages in clinical service, medical research, and teaching. It oversees the analysis of components of blood, urine, body fluids, and tissue used for the diagnosis and management of disease. Approximately 5.2 million tests are conducted annually for the UAB Health System. The Division also offers outreach services to the UAB Health System Clinics, as well as to referring physician offices. Its medical and scientific staff is available for consultation regarding appropriate laboratory testing, coagulation, and blood banking (24 hours per day). The Division has 15 full-time faculty members with MD and/or PhD degrees. It also offers a one-year Fellowship in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.
All sections of the UAB Hospital Laboratories are automated and integrated with the UAB Hospital information systems. Test results can be reported at remote sites. Division laboratories are accredited by CAP, AABB, JCAHO, CLIA, and ICC and are examined by internal and external quality assurance programs. Special expertise includes: clinical chemistry, toxicology, endocrinology, clinical microbiology, parasitology, mycology, clinical immunology, clinical hematology, coagulation, immune cytopenia, molecular diagnosis, transfusion medicine/blood banking, therapeutic apheresis, flow cytometry, and molecular genetics (in collaboration with the Department of Genetics at UAB).
Director: X. Long Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
|Benjamin, Jr, William||Professor|
|Bucy, R Pat||Professor|
|Moser, Stephen A||Professor|
|Pham, Huy P||Assistant Professor|
|Robinson, Jr., Andrew||Professor|
|Smith, John A.||Professor|
|Williams, Lawrence||Assistant Professor|
|Zheng, X. Long||Professor and Director|
|Support Staff Name/Email||Title|
|Gina Heaton||Administrative Supervisor|
|Debbie Martin||Administrative Associate|
|Lindsay Morgan Burke||Office Associate II|
|Anita S Estis||Office Associate II|
|Ova Peeples||Office Associate II|
|Louise Tharaud Brasher||Office Associate II|