He explains one of those approaches; "We have combined the Chemistry and Hematology departments into one, now called Chematology. The Chematology Lab is a blend of highly trained technologists who perform tasks in both Hematology and Chemistry.
Some members of Chematology have also cross-trained in flow cytometry, biochemical genetics, and molecular diagnostics.
The laboratory automation trend spawned by the Japanese, in which chemistry and hematology instruments are clustered compactly around a belt line in an open laboratory space, has become a miniaturized norm for the already small "rapid response lab." Hematology and chemistry instruments coexist side by side in a "chematology