The Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Laboratory Medicine ensures that every test it offers – at every location – is accurate and reliable. Each test is monitored frequently by running specimens with known results, called “controls.”
The laboratory also compares the results of every test it does with those of hundreds of labs in nationwide “proficiency testing” programs. Finally, the laboratory is frequently inspected by a variety of agencies that monitor laboratory quality.
YNHH Laboratory Medicine performs tests for patients throughout Connecticut and also handles specialized laboratory referrals from other hospitals, institutions and laboratories in southern New England and across the country.