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Laboratory & Pathology

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Laboratory & Pathology

The medical laboratories at Rochester Regional Health are a key piece of your care plan, providing important medical information vital to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. The labs at Rochester Regional Health are nationally and regionally recognized, and accredited for a superior record for quality, customer service and rapid turnaround of diagnostic results by the:

  • College of American Pathologists
  • New York State Department of Health
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations
  • American Association of Blood Banks 

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When you need to have a lab test, you don't need to look very far. The Laboratory Service Centers at Rochester Regional Health offer convenient locations and hours, as well as a child-friendly approach.


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Our Services

Laboratory medicine

The laboratory medicine division uses the most advanced analytical and testing equipment, including robotics. Testing is performed 24 hours a day, seven days a week., in a wide range of areas including: 

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Hematology (blood system)
  • Urinalysis
  • Advanced coagulation (blood clotting)
  • Flow cytometry (measuring cell functions)
  • Microbiology (study of bacteria and viruses)
  • Molecular diagnostics (testing parts of a person’s genetic code for connections to specific diseases)
  • Transfusion medicine (transfer of donated blood and blood components)


Our pathology division examines tissues, cells, bodily fluids and organs to determine the cause of your condition or group of symptoms. Our team of board-certified pathologists specializes in:

  • Blood banking (preservation of donated blood)
  • Cytopathology (study of cells to diagnose disease)
  • Dermatopathology (study of skin cells to diagnose conditions)
  • Hematology (study of blood and blood conditions)
  • Molecular genetic pathology (study of molecules within tissues and organs to make a diagnosis)
  • Pediatric pathology (study and diagnosis of disease from embryo to adolescence)

Cytopathology laboratory

The Cytopathology Laboratory studies cells from the body under a microscope to spot signs of disease. The cytopathology lab is one of the largest in upstate New York, with board-certified cytopathologists on staff to provide patients answers about their conditions.


The lab performs more than 100,000 cell-based evaluations a year in these areas of specialty: 

  • Gynecologic (Pap tests for cervical cancer)
  • Breast
  • Non-gynecologic
  • Oral & dermatopathology
  • Head, neck & pulmonary
  • Gastrointestinal & genitourinary
  • Hematopathology
  • Neonatal and pediatric
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