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Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry is open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week; Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

The VCUHS Clinical Chemistry Laboratory provides STAT and routine laboratory test analysis. The Chemistry Laboratory offers rapid turn-around-time with a highly automated laboratory that performs most tests continuously around the clock. Many of these tests can be performed on fluids other than serum or plasma. For more information, please visit our Pathology Laboratory Services Catalog.

Highlights of our comprehensive menu of testing services include:

  • Ethylene Glycol – Measurement of serum ethylene glycol concentration determined by gas chromatography.
  • Alcohols - Identification and quantification of methanol, acetone, ethanol, and isopropanol by headspace gas chromatography.
  • Drug of abuse screening - Drugs of abuse screening for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates, and PCP in urine; Barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, and opiates in serum. Confirmation by GC/MS available upon request.
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring available for a Therapeutic Drugs List (pdf).
  • Hemoglobin Fractionation and Quantification - Quantification of major variant hemoglobins (Hgb S, Hgb C, Hgb F, Hgb A, Hgb A2) and identification of rare variants by high performance liquid chromatography.
  • Lipid Testing – Quantification of lipids with accuracy verified by participation in the CDC Lipid Standardization Program.  
  • Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone (iPTH) Testing – Streamlined processing for STAT quantification of PTH during surgery.
  • IgA for pediatric testing – Measurement of IgA concentrations with a lower limit of quantification appropriate for pediatric patients.
  • Sweat Chloride – Quantification of sweat chloride by coulometric titration, a chloride reference method recommended by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Contact Us

Nikki Williams, MT (ASCP)
Manager
Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology & Hematology
Melinda.Williams@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-0347

The Clinical Pathology Receiving area is located:
MCV Campus
Clinical Support Center 
(CSC)
403 N. 13th Street
6th floor - Room 642
Richmond, VA 23235

Clinical Chemistry Consultative Services

In order to ensure proper ordering or interpretation of our testing, we are always happy to make Laboratory Director Consultation readily available.

Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC [View Image]

Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC

Clinical Chemistry

Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC [View Image]

Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC

Clinical Chemistry

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology;
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry;
Co-Director of Point of Care Testing;
Director of the New Kent Emergency Department

Phone: (804) 828-6407

Email: Lorin.Bachmann@vcuhealth.org

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W. Greg Miller, PhD [View Image]

W. Greg Miller, PhD

Clinical Chemistry & Pathology Information Systems

W. Greg Miller, PhD [View Image]

W. Greg Miller, PhD

Clinical Chemistry & Pathology Information Systems

Pathology

Professor of Pathology;
Director of Pathology Information Systems;
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry

Phone: (804) 828-0375

Fax: (804) 828-0353

Email: Greg.Miller@vcuhealth.org

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