VA Connecticut Healthcare System


The mission of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is to fulfill a grateful nations' commitment to its veterans by providing high quality health care that meets the needs of the veteran patients, promoting health through prevention and maintaining excellence in teaching and research.  The two VA medical centers in Connecticut at West Haven and Newington, as well as a number of community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) form the VA Connecticut Health System.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service's mission is to provide accurate, timely and efficient laboratory testing, pathologic diagnoses, and transfusion services, for the veterans of Connecticut.  We will meet future veteran's needs through medical research and the training of new professional and technical personnel. 

Clinical Labs


Pooled Platelets being inspected prior to their issuing from the Blood Bank.


A clinical laboratory specialist in the chemistry laboratory is pipetting a specimen for testing.