Commonwealth Medicine’s laboratories provide services that support the protection and improvement of domestic and international public health. Whether building national laboratory infrastructure, or diagnosing rare disorders and infectious diseases, our laboratory teams are leaders in their respective areas.
To enhance the reach of our laboratory programs, we have developed strong partnerships with our colleagues in other divisions of UMass Medical School. We also work with organizations such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, UMass Memorial Health Care, and the World Health Organization.
- Massachusetts Supranational TB Reference Laboratory
We provide technical assistance and technology transfer in developing countries to support efforts to diagnose and conduct surveillance of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The laboratory, designated by the World Health Organization as a supranational reference laboratory, also develops and participates in extensive basic and operational research.
- Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Laboratory scientists in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory use current molecular technologies and software to ensure accurate results for carrier and diagnostic genetic screening as well as viral testing.
- New England Newborn Screening Program
We provide newborn screening services for six state health departments in the U.S., as well as clinics in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. We also provide back-up screening for other states’ newborn screening programs.