Hematology Laboratory Services

 

Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

 

About Our Clinical Laboratory
The Hematology Laboratory offers expert interpretations of peripheral blood, bone marrow specimens, and lymph node biopsies.

 

We offer a wide range of tests, using advanced and progressive technology, as well as consultative services in the diagnosis of hematology diseases and disorders.

 

For detailed information on the tests, specimen collection requirements and handling, a test schedule and turn around time, please refer to our Pathology Lab Services Catalog.

 

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Hours of Operation
The Hematology Laboratory is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Turnaround Time
The turnaround time for each test can be found in the individual test description. For further details or to request ASAP testing in a emergency situation, please contact the Hematology Laboratory. 

 

Specimen Handling
Hematology tests are extremely sensitive to methods of collection and preservation. It is important that the sample collection and processing instructions be followed so accurate test results can be obtained. 

 

Unacceptable Specimen Samples
Samples which are incorrectly collected, labeled, processed, or transported will not produce accurate results. When a sample is not acceptable, you will be notified by telephone. If you have any question prior to collection or transportation of a sample, please contact Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234 for more information. 

 

The Clinical Pathology Receiving area is located on the 6th floor of the Clinical Support Center (CSC) building at 403 N 13th Street in Richmond, VA; phone (804) 828-6767.

 

Test Results 
Test results will be phoned and faxed by the Hematology staff to the ordering institution upon completion of testing. Pathology Client Services will auto fax the test results to the ordering institution. These results should be received the next business day after test completion. If you would like results mailed to an additional person, please include this information on the test requisition form. 

 

Lab Leadership and Contact Information
For further inquiry contact:

 

Roger S. Riley, MD, PhD
Co-Director of Hematology
Office: (804) 828-0338

 

Kathryn A. Rizzo, DO, PhD
Co-Director of Hematology
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 628-5753
krizzo@mcvh-vcu.edu

 

Jean Willoughby, BA, BS-MT (ASCP)
Laboratory Manager 
Office: (804) 628-5749
jwilloughby@mcvh-vcu.edu

 

Joyce Reynolds, MT (ASCP), SH
Hematology Supervisor
Office: (804) 628-574
jreynolds@mcvh-vcu.edu

 

Kathy Corker, MT (ASCP)
Hematology/Quality Control Supervisor
Office: (804) 628-5743
kcorker@mcvh-vcu.edu

Veria Wallace, MS, MT H(ASCP)cm
Hematology/Flow Cytometry Supervisor
Office: (804) 628-1397
vwallace@mcvh-vcu.edu