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One of the largest laboratories in Northern New England, we are also Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's largest ancillary department.

We perform over 450 different tests and bill more than 1.3 million tests annually. Composed of technicians, support staff, technologists, physicians, PhDs, residents and students from various programs, the lab provides an environment where staff can opt to specialize or remain generalists.

Organized along traditional discipline lines, our department includes the following primary areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Hematology
  • Blood Bank
  • Microbiology

We also provide cytogenetics services, along with the full gamut of services in Anatomic Pathology, including surgical pathology, autopsy pathology and cytopathology. Within these disciplines we offer sub-specialties and are renowned for our expertise in coagulation, virology, immunohistochemistry, and platelet cross matching, among others.

Environment

We work with the leading technologies and state-of-the-art equipment every day, including automated blood banking ABS2000, an Auto-Pap System for high volume Pap smear screening, Hitachi Chemistry Analyzers, and other similar analytical equipment. The lab enjoys a team atmosphere. Scheduling flexibility and 8 or 10-hour shifts are available in some sections of the lab.

Education

Our environment fosters professional growth and education. Relationships with professional staff encourage skill transfer and idea sharing. Beyond on-the-job learning, we offer in-house seminars, rounds, weekly scheduled discussions, presentations, and various events by discipline. We actively support ongoing education and provide funds for travel and other educational enhancement activities.

As a training site for the University of New Hampshire's Medical Technology students, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth students and pathology residents, our staff enjoys a variety of mentoring and instructive opportunities. Offering a wonderful mix of career options and a variety of shift schedules, the lab is a great environment to begin or further a career.

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