Lab Services at RWJ University Hospital at Rahway

The Laboratory at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway provides 24-hour inpatient testing services and convenient outpatient testing. We perform pre-employment physicals, drug testing, and transfusion services. Skilled technologists use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to perform sophisticated analyses in a range of specialty areas.

For your convenience, we offer outpatient lab services Monday-Friday from 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday 7am to Noon, Sunday closed. The lab is located on the first floor of the hospital, 865 Stone Street.

Blood Bank
The Blood Bank provides units of blood and blood components as well as a variety of specialty services including outpatient transfusions, compatibility problem resolution, and specially modified products.

Clinical Chemistry
The Chemistry Laboratory provides testing in general chemistry, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, blood gases, electrolytes, endocrinology and specialized stat testing to support critical care and emergency medicine services. The department is staffed by skilled technologists with more than 20 years of experience in operating the highly automated chemistry analyzers.

Hematology and Coagulation Studies
The Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory offers the specialized tests needed to diagnose and treat hematologic disorders. The department is staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week by highly skilled and experienced medical technologists and laboratory technicians, and there is always a pathologist available for consultation.

Microbiology Testing
The Microbiology Laboratory employs the latest technology for rapid, accurate and cost-effective microbiology testing. Testing is available for bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, virology, parasitology and molecular infectious diseases. The department is staffed by medical technologists with appropriate specialty training.

Surgical Pathology
The Histology department assists the laboratory pathologists by preparing specimens for diagnostic evaluation. Staff prepares slides for pathologic study using state-of-the-art technologies in routine histochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

Point-of-Care Testing
Ancillary or Point-of-Care testing allows doctors or nursing staff, under the direction of the Laboratory, to perform testing at the patient’s side. The Laboratory verifies that the testing personnel follow proper procedures and practices to ensure that Point-of-Care patient testing is accurate. Because these results are usually obtained in two minutes or less, patients are able to receive more timely and appropriate medical treatment.

The Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Blood Bank is accredited by the AABB. The facility is in full compliance with New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and CLIA regulations.

The Laboratory provides same-day turnaround times for routine tests. Some specialized testing may require an appointment.

Contact Information
Laboratory Results and Information: (732) 499-6042
Blood Bank: (732) 499-6026
Pathology Office: (732) 499-6139