Clinical Laboratory Services

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  • University of Mississippi Medical Center Laboratory

    The University of Mississippi Clinical Laboratory system is composed of a Core Laboratory, located in the University Hospital, and outpatient laboratories located at Grants Ferry and Lakeland Family Medicine. A division of the Department of Pathology, it encompasses sections within the Core Laboratory including: Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Coagulation, Flow Cytometry, Genetics, Hematology, Microbiology, Serology, Molecular Diagnostics, Toxicology, Transfusion Medicine.

    The Laboratory System provides all the technological and scientific resources available to the profession of laboratory medicine combined with skilled, caring employees. The Laboratory System meets all local, state and federal requirements and is licensed under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988, as amended, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the JointCommission.


    Staff Listing:

    J. Christopher Hancock, M.D., Medical Director of Laboratories

    Kathy Shields, MHS, MT (ASCP), Administrative Director of Laboratories

    Keith Wilkins, BS, MT (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Manager

    Section Directors:  


    Ayman Asfour, M.D., Transfusion Medicine

    John Lam, M.D., Hematology and POCT

    Patrick Kyle, PhD, Chemistry, Special Chemistry and Toxicology

    Holly Hobart, PhD, Cytogenetics

    Kenneth Muldrew, M.D., Molecular Diagnostics

    Elizabeth Chastain, M.D., Flow Cytometry

    Michael Mahowald, M.D., Microbiology and Serology

    Out-Patient Facilities:


    William Daley, M.D., Family Medicine (Lakeland and Flowood)

    R. Terry Jackson, M.D., Grants Ferry