The Department of Laboratory Medicine of FAHZU is a national key clinic specialty and a training base of clinical pathologists for National Health Commission. It is the largest comprehensive clinical laboratory in Zhejiang province providing medical service, teaching, research and social services. It has achieved the ISO 15189 laboratory accreditation and the CAP accreditation. By holding the principle of "quality service, timely and accurate, people-oriented, and always striving for excellence," the laboratory has been providing fast, accurate and first-class diagnostic services for the general public and for clinicians. There are 158 staff in the laboratory. Among them, 25 are senior professionals, 66 are intermediate level professionals. There are 17 certified doctors in the laboratory.
The department is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and equipment from first-rate international companies such as Roche, Abbott and Sysmex. In recent years, it has achieved significant results in scientific research. Up to now, more than 70 research grants, including "973" projects, "863" projects, National Major Projects. 4 National awards, and 12 Provincial awards have been achieved by the laboratory.
The department dispatches technicians overseas many times for medical assistance, and provides technical guidance to its collaborative hospitals and community hospitals, implementing regional technical radiation. Meanwhile, it accepts more than 70 interns and 30 students for advanced study every year. Staff of the department have attended and given oral presentations at international conferences. Young passionate staff have been sent to famous research institutes abroad for study and training.