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Important Hospital Move Information

7-20-11  On Monday, August 22nd, 2011, the MJH Laboratory will begin the relocation of our Anatomic Pathology (Histology and Cytology) and Microbiology departments.

• One pathologist will be available at the Locust Ave.campus for the remainder of the week ending Sunday, August 28th, to perform all frozen sections and FNA’s.

• We will continue offering all STAT Microbiology test requests at the Locust Ave.campus through Sunday, August 28th as to not delay result reporting. Those tests include: Leukotest, KOH/WET preps, STAT Gram stains, and India Ink.

Beginning August 22nd, we will also be relocating half of the major equipment from each of the following departments: Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis. During this week, leading up to and following the hospital move on Sunday, August 28th, we may experience intermittent delays in testing and result reporting due to required daily instrument maintenance and quality control.

For all of our one-of-a-kind instruments and/or devices there will be a period of limited or no availability. Beginning Friday, August 26th to Monday, August 29th the following tests will not be available:

  • HA1C
  • Fetal fibronectin
  • RPR
  • Osmolality, serum/urine
  • Lead
  •  Ionized Calcium
  • Fluid pH

*** We do have the option of sending specimens to UVA for testing under extenuating circumstances

As we develop our relocation processes, patient safety and quality care continue to be our main focus. The lab staff will be working diligently to maintain that focus and communicate if we should encounter any problems that would affect test availability beyond the aforementioned dates.

On move day, August 28th, 2011, we are requesting that all outpatients report to the new hospital located at 500 Martha Jefferson Drive at Peter Jefferson Place for all laboratory specimen collections and drop-offs.

 When arriving at the main hospital entrance concierge desk, patients will be directed by a member of the concierge or security staff to Medical Imaging (MI) Patient Access located on the 2nd floor. Upon notification from MI Patient Access, a member of the lab staff will be dispatched to the patient’s location to perform specimen collection.