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Hennepin County Medical Center (Laboratory Services)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

About Hennepin County Medical Center (Laboratory Services)

The Laboratories at Hennepin Healthcare System are a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference lab. We offer an extensive test menu and a unique variety of laboratory services.

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Electron Microscopy

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Preperation instructions

Electron Microscopy involves ultrastructural evaluation of body tissues with pathologic interpretation typically in conjunction with light microscopy and other staining techniques.

Please see link below for detailed specimen preperation instructions
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Electron Microscopy involves ultrastructural evaluation of body tissues with pathologic interpretation typically in conjunction with light microscopy and other staining techniques.

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CNS/Neurology Neuropathy

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Cytogenetics

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The Cytogenetics Laboratory is a full service laboratory offering high quality chromosomal analyses on amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, malignant tissues, skin biopsies and products of conception. Molecular cytogenetic analyses, by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), are offered for aneuploidy... Show more »

The Cytogenetics Laboratory is a full service laboratory offering high quality chromosomal analyses on amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, malignant tissues, skin biopsies and products of conception. Molecular cytogenetic analyses, by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), are offered for aneuploidy detection (AneuVysion), hematologic rearrangements, HER2, and oligodendroglioma. The laboratory also cultures fibroblasts and amniocytes for send-out testing.

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Renal Biopsy

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The Renal Pathology Service at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) provides complete laboratory services to support physicians in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. To us, a complete set of services doesn’t just mean that we offer a full test menu and employ... Show more »

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The Renal Pathology Service at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) provides complete laboratory services to support physicians in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. To us, a complete set of services doesn’t just mean that we offer a full test menu and employ cutting-edge equipment and methodology.

It also means that we establish strong relationships with our clients through exceptional service and availability, as well as quick turnaround and easy access to results. Led by Gretchen S. Crary, MD, MBA, and a team of board-certified pathologists with experience and expertise in renal pathology, the Renal Pathology Service at HCMC is marked by our unmatched attention to detail, which ensures that each diagnosis is thorough and accurate. Look for dedicated support and definitive results from the organization that has been at the forefront of kidney disease for more than 40 years.

Tests Performed

We provide expert interpretation of native and transplant kidney biopsy specimens using:

light microscopy
immunofluorescence
electron microscopy
The results of these studies are integrated with the clinical presentation to provide a full and final interpretation of the patient’s renal disorder.

Reporting

Initial test results are usually available within 24 hours. Our pathologists provide consultation on all specimens by telephone.

Formal reports can be accessed through Aperio, our digital pathology site that we use to digitize and manage our slides. They can also be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed. Results from light microscopy and immunofluorescence tests are usually available within 1 day, with rush processing on request. Results from electron microscopy tests are typically available within 2 days.

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Neuromuscular Pathology

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Neuromuscular Pathology
More than 300 neuromuscular specimens are processed yearly by the EM/Neuromuscular Laboratory with Pathologic interpretation by Dr. Stephen A. Smith. Personal consultation for directing essential testing and services is available to the clinician by experienced and specialized medical... Show more »

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Neuromuscular Pathology
More than 300 neuromuscular specimens are processed yearly by the EM/Neuromuscular Laboratory with Pathologic interpretation by Dr. Stephen A. Smith. Personal consultation for directing essential testing and services is available to the clinician by experienced and specialized medical staff. Detailed instructions for handling muscle and nerve tissue samples can be faxed or sent with the proper fixatives for the requested studies to be done by calling (612) 873-2175. Access the Specimen Preparation Instructions.

Methodology and Reporting
Neuromuscular Pathology Features Graphic Muscle light microscopy, enzyme histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy are performed on each case when requested. Nerve light microscopy, resin embedded light microscopy, nerve teasing and electron microscopy are performed on nerve tissues, as requested. The results of each of these studies are integrated with the clinical presentation to provide a final interpretation of the patient's neuromuscular disease. Specimens received are processed immediately and a preliminary report is available by phone in 3 days. The final report is usually ready within seven to ten days.

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Forensics

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Full service forensic toxicology laboratory

The toxicology laboratory has provided clinical, emergency and forensic toxicology, ethanol and other volatiles testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, and medical legal services for the past 31 years. Formally established in 1970 to support the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's... Show more »

Full service forensic toxicology laboratory

The toxicology laboratory has provided clinical, emergency and forensic toxicology, ethanol and other volatiles testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, and medical legal services for the past 31 years. Formally established in 1970 to support the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, the laboratory now supports 8 medical examiners or coroners offices in a five state region. The laboratory provides drugs of abuse testing for city, county, and state agencies, public and private industry, several emergency departments in the Twin Cities, athletic teams, half way houses, correctional facilities and drug courts. The laboratory also provides adult and pediatric lead screening programs.

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Clinical Molecular Diagnostics

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The Molecular Diagnostics laboratory offers specialized testing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and certain other conditions. Diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis infections is routinely performed. Molecular diagnostics is staffed 6 days/week from 1:00am until... Show more »

Full test menu below

The Molecular Diagnostics laboratory offers specialized testing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and certain other conditions. Diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis infections is routinely performed. Molecular diagnostics is staffed 6 days/week from 1:00am until 3:30pm.

The test menu for the Molecular diagnostics section includes:

Bordetella Pertussis PCR Detection
Clostridium Difficile Toxin by PCR (C. diff)
Cytomegalovirus - CMV PCR Quant, Viral Load, Quantitative CMV
Enterovirus PCR Detection
Factor V Leiden DNA Screen
GC/chlamydia by Amplification testing on urogenital, urine, throat and rectal specimens
Hepatitis C virus, PCR
Hepatitis B virus, PCR
HIV quantification and genotyping
HPV DNA detection
Integrase genotyping
Prothrombin gene mutation
Respiratory virus panel (RVP), 13 virus panel
Trichomonas Vaginalis Detection by Amplification

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PCR Genomic DNA extraction RNA-Seq

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GC-MS

Gas Chromatography Coupled Mass Spectrometry
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The toxicology laboratory has provided clinical, emergency and forensic toxicology, ethanol and other volatiles testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, and medical legal services for the past 31 years. Formally established in 1970 to support the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, the laboratory now supports 8 medical... Show more »

The toxicology laboratory has provided clinical, emergency and forensic toxicology, ethanol and other volatiles testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, and medical legal services for the past 31 years. Formally established in 1970 to support the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, the laboratory now supports 8 medical examiners or coroners offices in a five state region. The laboratory provides drugs of abuse testing for city, county, and state agencies, public and private industry, several emergency departments in the Twin Cities, athletic teams, half way houses, correctional facilities and drug courts. The laboratory also provides adult and pediatric lead screening programs.

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Clinical Chemistry

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HCMC’s Chemistry Laboratory is a highly automated, high volume laboratory which provides stat and routine testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week for HCMC and Clinics, Hennepin County’s Medical Examiner, and other County Services. Testing provided includes automated chemistry, blood gas, hepatitis, HIV, tumor markers, autoimmunity, infectious disease, and maternal screens.

HCMC’s Chemistry Laboratory is a highly automated, high volume laboratory which provides stat and routine testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week for HCMC and Clinics, Hennepin County’s Medical Examiner, and other County Services. Testing provided includes automated chemistry, blood gas, hepatitis, HIV, tumor markers, autoimmunity, infectious disease, and maternal screens.

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Tuberculosis Blood Test/Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA)

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The Mycobacteriology Laboratory diagnoses TB and TB-like disease, and performs anti-mycobacterial susceptibility testing on isolates. T-Spot® TB Test, a blood test for detection of active and latent TB Infection is also available. Clinical microbiology operates 7 days/week.

The Mycobacteriology Laboratory diagnoses TB and TB-like disease, and performs anti-mycobacterial susceptibility testing on isolates. T-Spot® TB Test, a blood test for detection of active and latent TB Infection is also available. Clinical microbiology operates 7 days/week.

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

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full service microbiology and sensitivities

full service microbiology and sensitivities

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Flow Cytometry

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The Flow Cytometry Section provides a 10-color state-of-the-art analysis to assess leukemia and lymphoma in blood, bone marrow, and a variety of tissues. The final pathologist report includes interpretation of flow cytometry data and correlation with additional testing. Immunodeficiency testing is performed on whole blood sample... Show more »

The Flow Cytometry Section provides a 10-color state-of-the-art analysis to assess leukemia and lymphoma in blood, bone marrow, and a variety of tissues. The final pathologist report includes interpretation of flow cytometry data and correlation with additional testing. Immunodeficiency testing is performed on whole blood sample reporting absolute total lymphocytes and T, B, and NK absolute numbers.

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Coagulation Profile

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Along with high-volume automated coagulation tests, the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory maintains a comprehensive menu of specialized tests to investigate coagulation protein abnormalities, fibrinolytic disorders and platelet function defects.

Along with high-volume automated coagulation tests, the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory maintains a comprehensive menu of specialized tests to investigate coagulation protein abnormalities, fibrinolytic disorders and platelet function defects.

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Clinical Hematology

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HCMC’s Hematology Laboratory offers a broad spectrum of tests both routine and specialize. The lab performs a wide variety of specialized testing including hemoglobin and serum electrophoresis. Blood, bone marrow, and tissues are interpreted using morphologic findings and flow cytometry to yield a final comprehensive report... Show more »

HCMC’s Hematology Laboratory offers a broad spectrum of tests both routine and specialize. The lab performs a wide variety of specialized testing including hemoglobin and serum electrophoresis. Blood, bone marrow, and tissues are interpreted using morphologic findings and flow cytometry to yield a final comprehensive report utilizing the expertise contained in HCMC’s facility. Routine macroscopic and/or microscopic urinalysis examination, crystal identification, and various kit testing are also available.

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Clinical Microbiology

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The Microbiology Laboratory provides a full range of services including in diagnosis of bacterial, viral, mycotic, and parasitic infections, including extensive testing and reporting of antimicrobial susceptibility results.

The Microbiology Laboratory provides a full range of services including in diagnosis of bacterial, viral, mycotic, and parasitic infections, including extensive testing and reporting of antimicrobial susceptibility results.

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Biospecimens

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Mass Spectrometry

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Other Mass Spectrometry Methods

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Genotyping and Gene Expression Assays

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Biology

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DNA Services

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Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology

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Equipment

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Clinical Laboratory Services

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Microscopy

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Clinical and Anatomic Pathology

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Clinical Research

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Human Biospecimens

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Chemistry and Materials

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Human Tissue Punch/Biopsy

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Microbiology

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Imaging & Spectroscopy

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Analytical Chemistry Services

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Spectroscopy

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Cells and Tissues

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Microbiology Assays

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Cytometry

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Nucleic Acid Services

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