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Department of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Laboratory Medicine

 Department introduction

Laboratory tests are the most crucial aspect of modern medicine. The world of medicine is a vast field, and laboratory medicine is one of the most reliable and widely used diagnostic approaches to support clinical decision-making. Laboratory medicine is an integral part of evidence-based medicine. It can be used not only to confirm or exclude a diagnosis, to assess the severity and prognosis of the disease, to understand the pathophysiology and natural development history of the disease but also to screen asymptomatic patients and enable early detection of disease. Laboratory medicine is an essential part of modern medicine. This rapidly evolving science has become more and more complex and sophisticated as the increasing need of advanced diagnostic methods, and the blossoming of biomedical information and technology have led to the start of a second revolution in laboratory medicine.

Clinical service

Stat laboratory Operated 24hours/ day, 7 days a week to service all acutely and critically ill patients. Tests currently provided by the stat lab include: basic chemistry, hematology and cytopathology, blood gas analysis and cardiac enzymes markers.
Chemistry General and special chemistry testing (liver panel, renal function, metabolic profile (glucose, lipid, uric acid), thyroid function, electrolytes, cardiac enzymes, pancreatic enzymes), HbA1c, comprehensive endocrine and hormone testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, Down’s syndrome prenatal screening, heavy metal screening.
Hematology General and special hematology and coagulation, bone marrow analysis, leukemia/ lymphoma surface marker analysis, body fluid testing for leukemia/ lymphoma patients.
Cytopathology Routine urine, stool and body fluid analysis, fecal occult blood screen, ESR, cytology analysis for solid tumor patients (exclude PAP smear and hematology malignancies).
Microbiology Conventional isolation, culture and identification of bacteria, mycobacteria and fungus, antibody sensitivity testing.
Virology Virus culture and identification, viral serology, rapid antigen detection, PCR for viral load testing, influenza and emerging infectious diseases detection
Immunology General antibody testing, hepatitis , tumor markers, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome virus screening test, immunofluorescence for autoimmune disease autoantibody detection, ELISA, electrophoresis and immunofixation.
Molecular diagnosis Genotyping tumors and targeting testing, HLA typing, virus molecular typing.
Blood transfusion and histocompatibility Transfusion compatibility testing (ABO typing, cross matching, antiglobulin test, platelet and WBC autoantibody), transfusion service, apheresis service, transplantation testing (histocompatibility, lymphocyte cross match, panel reactive antibody.
Phlebotomy and ECG Outpatient phlebotomy service, ECG (routine tests, home-based ECG monitoring, and detection of cardiac late potentials), rapid INR.
Last Update:2020-08-03 by Shun-Hsu Huang

 CAP Accredited Laboratory_2013~2015

CAP Medical Laboratory Accreditation

 CAP Accredited Laboratory_2015~2017

CAP Medical Laboratory Accreditation(2015)

 CAP Accredited Laboratory_2017~2019


 ISO 15189 Accredited Laboratory