Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Hematology Laboratory

Location:  Tufts Medical Center 3

Summary of Services Provided:

The Hematology Laboratory provides both automated and manual CBC and WBC differential, as well as reticulocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and eosinophil count. Additional tests include body fluid cell count and differential, urinalysis and sediment, fluid crystal search, PT with INR, PTT, fibrinogen, sensitive d-dimer, Anti Xa assay for LMWH, unfractionated, and other heparins, Amnisure ROM, monospot, sickle cell screen, guiac card for occult blood in stool (inpatient only), iFOBT screen for colorectal cancer, Kleihauer-Betke stain for fetal hemoglobin, and smear examination for blood parasites.

Special Coagulation: factor and inhibitor assays, Hypercoagulation, von Willebrand’s and Lupus anticoagulant screens. Platelet function assays and screen for HIT.

Special Hematology: workup for hemoglobinopathies, serum viscosity, blood parasite identification and quantitation.

Flow Cytometry: Immunophenotyping for leukemia and lymphoma and PNH. T cell subsets.


Hours of Operation: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Laboratory Contact Information: 617-636-5475


Medical Director and Contact Information:

Monika  Pilichowska, PhD, MD
Phone: 617-850-2999

Hematology Supervisor:

Melissa Backman
Phone: 617-636-5475

Manager and Contact Information:

Elaine Minchello MT(ASCP)
Phone: 617-636-5477