Core Laboratory

The Core Laboratory is a full-service facility serving both adult and pediatric patients 24 hours a day. The test menu includes general chemistries, hematology, coagulation, blood gas analysis, therapeutic drug testing, endocrine testing, and comprehensive emergency toxicology and psychotropic drug testing services. The laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including a pneumatic tube transport system, automated analytic systems, and specialized information management to provide rapid services for critical care testing on a 24-hour basis.

The core laboratory consists of the following sections:

  • Central processing:  accessioning and pre-analytic processing for routine core laboratory, special core laboratory, immunology, diabetes, and all reference lab testing
  • Routine core laboratory (chemistry, hematology, coagulation, blood gas, toxicology)
  • Special core laboratory
    • Special coagulation
    • Molecular diagnostics
    • Immunodiagnostics
  • Yawkey laboratory (hematology, chemistry, coagulation)
  • Emergency Department (ED) kiosk laboratory (cardiac markers, other Point of Care tests


Clinical / Contact Information

MGH Laboratory Handbook: Core Laboratory








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