Important Update effective June 29, 2016:
Change in required tube type for Troponin T testing at the CUMC/NYPH Milstein and CHONY Campus
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the CUMC/NYPH Automated Core Laboratory in Harkness 3 will change the required tube type for Troponin T testing from a gold top tube to a 3 ml light green top gel tube containing lithium heparin. The purpose of this change is to ensure faster turnaround times for troponin measurements. It will not affect samples analyzed at other NYPH sites (e.g., Allen Hospital Laboratories).
Our reference ranges and critical values will not change. Sample requirements and ranges for troponin assays using the iSTAT POC instrument will also not change.
Important Update effective November 8, 2015:
Our Clinical Laboratories Department will be opening a new automated lab on November 8, 2015 at 12:01am.
Will be able to offer the following improvements:
- Automated sample processing will be able to reduce the risks associated with manual specimen handling.
- Will be able to eliminate variability in testing processes and improve quality.
- Digital image analysis to improve the reliability and reproducibility of cell identification.
- Enhanced turnaround time of results.
- Testing 24/7of additional analytes.
Please be aware that some specimen requirements and test menu have changed.
Specimen collection requirements will be indicated on each printed specimen label.
The new lab location: Harkness 3.
Telephone numbers will remain the same.
Contact Information: Client Services: 212-305-8600
Allen Hospital Laboratory: 212-932-4234
Columbia University Medical Center is committed to excellence in medical care. We provide a comprehensive menu of laboratory services to ensure that our patients will have an outstanding experience with NYPH–CUMC.
The Division of Laboratory Medicine offers comprehensive clinical laboratory services divided into several major sections: chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, virology, molecular diagnostics and the transfusion medicine clinical services (blood bank and apheresis unit).
The NYPH – CUMC Clinical Laboratory is one of the Tri–State area’s leading clinical reference laboratories. NYPH is dedicated to serving the ever changing needs of healthcare providers through a committed staff, and a client focused organization. Our laboratories provide comprehensive clinical laboratory testing to physicians in private practice, research, and industry. NYPH makes every effort to ensure consistent quality, rapid turnaround time, high standards for personnel, the latest in instrumentation and technology, continuing education programs, and computerized data management.
At CUMC, the presence of multiple clinical and research centers, including an NCI–funded Cancer Center, the Columbia Genome Center, and the Children’s Hospital of New York, provide additional opportunities for clinical service and research collaborations.