Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Information about Autologous (Self-donated) Donations and Transfusions, Directed Donations and Outpatient Transfusions.
Information about the processing of specimens at the Fletcher Allen Laboratory.
Chemistry laboratory performs a wide range of testing, including
general chemistry, endocrine testing, tumor markers, therapeutic drug
monitoring, limited toxicology, lead testing, hepatitis testing, protein
electrophoresis and immunofixation, hemoglobin electrophoresis, special
chemistry and urinalysis.
Laboratory Compliance Specialists are responsible for ensuring that the
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is compliant with the
laws and governing regulations promulgated by all appropriate federal
and state regulating agencies.
Cytogenetics Laboratory at Fletcher Allen is a full service laboratory.
Computerized chromosome analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization
(FISH) analysis are available for testing amniotic fluids, peripheral or
cord bloods, bone marrows, solid tumor biopsies, fine needle aspirates
and tissues (products of conception, fascia, skin). FISH analysis is a
new technology using fluorescent dye labeled DNA probes to look for
specific chromosome abnormalities, both structural and numerical.
Examples of constitutional abnormalities that the laboratory has tested for include Williams Syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome, Velo-CardioFacial Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome. We have studied translocations and rearrangements of interest to oncologists such as Philadelphia chromosome, t(9;22) in CML or ALL, the t(15;17) in APL and the inv(l6) in AML. New probes are constantly being introduced to the market.
Hematology and Coagulation
services provided by the Hematology and Coagulation departments include
basic quantitative hematology testing, advanced coagulation tests for
diagnosis and treatment and Bone Marrow diagnosis and consultation
Clinical Microbiology serves as
the primary reference lab for our region. We offer testing in all areas
of Microbiology including Bacteriology, Anaerobic Bacteriology,
Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Virology and Chlamydia
The phlebotomy team draws blood from about 225 inpatients and about 300 outpatients daily. These patients range from newborns to the elderly, from healthy young people to the chronically ill.