The Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories at Jamaica Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service laboratory that performs approximately 1.5 million tests annually to help detect, diagnose and prevent disease. The department includes the clinical divisions of Anatomic Pathology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Phlebotomy.
Among the wide range of testing performed in the Pathology Department are biopsies, PAP smears, blood typing for transfusions, glucose and cholesterol levels, blood counts, culturing of infectious disease organisms and serology testing. The laboratory is fully computerized and boasts such technologies as voice recognition, barcoding of specimens and electronic remote reporting of results. There is an active blood drawing station that has been serving the needs of the community for many years. The clinical laboratory operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Non-Invasive Vascular Lab
This laboratory provides testing for varicose veins, arterial insufficiency, carotid stenosis, vertebral, renal stenosis, impotence (to rule out vascular insufficiency) and fistula/graft analysis. Its equipment includes a state-of-the-art color duplex scanner.
Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab
An ultra-modern highly sophisticated unit for the diagnosis of heart disease, the non-invasive cardiology lab in the Pathology Department is equipped with two-dimensional echocardiography with color cardiac Doppler and color flow testing. All phases of stress testing, TEE and Holter monitoring are performed as well as pacemaker monitoring.
A routine and diagnostic measurement of the action of the heart. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. A normal heartbeat on electrocardiography (ECG) will show the timing of the top and lower chambers.