Summit Health opened a new 50,000-square-foot clinical testing and pathology medicine laboratory in Woodland Park on Tuesday.
The new, highly automated testing site means optimal quality control and faster test turnaround times for results for patients in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.
“As an organization with long-standing roots in New Jersey, we are proud to expand our presence in northern New Jersey and take another important step towards making health care accessible and affordable to more people,” said Jeff Alter, CEO of Summit Health. “This state-of-the-art clinical lab represents a critical component to delivering high quality, value-based health care to residents in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.”
In addition to Summit Health’s existing STAT laboratories located at its major hubs, the new Summit Health clinical lab, located at 1225 McBride Ave. in Woodland Park will service all CityMD urgent care centers and Summit Health primary care and multispecialty offices for an expanded test offering.
The Woodland Park laboratory has state-of-the-art technology usually only found at large reference labs for high throughput testing. The site features a core lab, microbiology, molecular and anatomic pathology departments.
The lab provides an expanded testing menu for Summit Health providers – from routine tests to allergy, autoimmune, and urine drug toxicology for pain management. In addition, the Summit Health lab provides oncologic support with tests including protein electrophoresis and immunotyping, which help to identify certain illnesses that are otherwise hard to detect. The Summit Health lab’s molecular department is in line with its commitment to improving women’s health by providing a full line of advanced diagnostics such as high-risk HPV, and 16/18/45 genotyping.
The lab will operate 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide optimal turnaround times for all testing performed on site.