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Diagnostic testing is the foundation of a patient's health record and a key driver of the health care decisions made collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team composed of the medical staff, nursing staff, and allied health professionals. St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital's Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory is dedicated to delivering the best value services and solutions to our customers (you the patient). Our relentless focus on quality ensures our customers are offered the latest advances in laboratory science. When dealing with the Pathology Department you can be assured the patient always comes first: an individualized plan of care is developed based upon needs identified in collaboration with the patient, family, nursing staff, medical staff, laboratory scientists, and clinical care technicians.


The Department of Pathology at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital is a local leader in the study and treatment of human disease. The state of the art laboratory offers a diverse and full range of diagnostic services for both inpatient and outpatient populations including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, serology, microbiology, histology, cytology, pathology, blood bank, and phlebotomy.

In addition to meeting individual patient needs, the St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital's Pathology Department proudly services many physician's offices, home care services, nursing homes, surgical centers and wellness fairs.

The Pathology & Clinical Laboratory Department of St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital consists of the following divisions:

  • Surgical Pathology and Cytology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Transfusion Service


The Department is directed by Pathologists who are physicians, Board-certified in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology. In addition, all laboratory sections are managed and staffed by highly qualified, degreed clinical laboratory scientists

The Department is licensed by the State of New Jersey for both the Clinical Laboratory and the Transfusion Service (Blood Bank).

Accreditations for the Department include:

  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (Federal CLIA 88).
  • The Pathology Department provides the following services:
  • Automation Lab (Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urine Analysis)
  • Microbiology
  • Serology/Immunology
  • Transfusion Services
  • Histology
  • Cytology


The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for inpatient service.

The outpatient laboratory is open:

  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Closed Sunday and Holidays


Laboratory Client Services Phone: 973.956.3314

It is important to remember that all laboratory testing requires a written physician order.

For additional information, please contact us:

Jose Espinal, M.D., Department Chairman and Medical Director

William Siemers, MS, MBA, Administrative Director
Babart Nouh, BSMT (ASCP) Site Manager

Laboratory Administration contact information:
Phone: 973.956.3704


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