The Division of Laboratories of the Tel-Aviv Medical Center performs test required by physicians for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up on their patients.
The Medical Center has over 20 laboratories that perform tests for every medical specialty: Clinical Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Endocrinology.
In addition to routine testing, the Medical Center has specialized unique laboratories that conduct various types of special examinations.
The laboratories of the Tel-Aviv Medical Center excel in various fields of specialty that places them among the best in Israel:
Level of Professionalism of the laboratory staff:
Most of the laboratory staff is well-experienced technicians, many with at least ten years within their specialty. Many of the staff have academic training including PhD's (doctorates), and most of the staff personnel participate actively in continuing education that expands their professional knowledge base and contributes to their work in the laboratory.
Advanced Laboratory Equipment:
The equipment in the laboratories is modern, automated and advanced on an international scale. The quality of the equipment is on par with the highest of laboratories in the western world.
In the last few years, many of the Medical Center's laboratories underwent renovation that improved and promoted optional work conditions.
Most of the laboratories have received the seal of Quality Assurance Standards Institute (iso 9002) as determined by the Israeli Standards Institute. Working under strict quality control assures the quality of the laboratory results. Doctors can trust the reliability of the results and therefore can safely depend upon them when determining a plan of care.
Computerization of the Laboratories:
Most of the laboratories have been computerized in order to maintain quality in the different stages of the laboratory work, to efficiently process requests for ordering equipment and materials, to process clinical laboratory information and to enable rapid communication between the laboratories and the departments. The laboratories maintain and manage demographic information and keep records of all laboratory results.
Establishing a Collecting and Distribution Center for Laboratory Results:
In order to improve the processing of thousands of specimen samples that are sent to the laboratories everyday, the Tel-Aviv Medical Center is the first in Israel to establish a collecting and distribution center for laboratory tests. This center significantly raises the functioning efficiency of the laboratories and reduces the necessary turn-around time for receiving laboratory results.
As a result of the high level of the staff's professionalism and excellence of the laboratories advanced technology, the laboratories have significantly contributed to clinical research conducted at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, the results of which will improve the future ability to diagnose and treat patients suffering from various illnesses.
Advanced and unique Tests:
With the process of modernization seen at most laboratories, new tests that are among the most advanced in the world have been a part of the routine tests conducted at our laboratories. These tests, some of which have been developed and implemented for the first time here at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, require a high level of professional skill. These tests that are among the most advanced in the world include molecular biological identification of carriers of heredity and malignant diseases, identification of serious infectious diseases that have not been successfully diagnosed using routine testing and advanced cytological and chemical testing techniques.