Adam Seegmiller

Laboratory employees get an early look at new facility

Vanderbilt University Medical Center laboratory employees, their families and many others involved in the ongoing transformation of the Medical Center’s laboratories had a first peek at the new 110,000-square-foot core laboratory space during a recent open house.

Core Clinical Chemistry Lab staff members gathered recently to mark the launch of a faster, higher-volume automated chemistry line.

Automation brings in new era for Clinical Chemistry Lab

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Core Clinical Chemistry Laboratory recently celebrated the launch of its faster, higher-volume automated chemistry line.

Seegmiller named to new pathology, laboratory medicine leadership posts

Adam Seegmiller, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology as well as executive medical director of the newly formed Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — Clinical Service Center.

Howard Price’s decades-old notebook of diagnostic recipes came in handy when VUMC ran short of a component crucial to COVID-19 testing efforts.

Price’s old laboratory recipe book proves to be invaluable

Howard Price has a decades-old green notebook he keeps in his office at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and when a shortage of a critical laboratory supply nearly brought testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to a halt at the Medical Center, the notebook’s contents quickly became invaluable.

The priceless notebook of Mr. Price

A vital ingredient for COVID testing was unavailable anywhere. Then Howard Price remembered a recipe in an old notebook.

Pending COVID-19 samples are prepared for testing in the Diagnostic Laboratories at VUMC.

Collaboration key to rapid expansion of lab test capacity

The rapid ramping up of SARS-CoV-2 testing at VUMC reflects the dedication of the professionals who work in the Clinical Laboratory and also their collaboration with colleagues in research laboratories throughout VUMC.