U-M Health System launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients in Michigan and beyond.

New facility at NCRC will house most pathology test & biopsy processing; rapid testing space on main medical campus to be renovated. Millions of times a year, teams at the University of Michigan Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease -- or response to treatment -- and help make a major difference in doctors’ decisions. A new $160 million project will give U-M’s clinical testing teams the best possible facilities to work in. It will allow them to continue giving patients and doctors the high-quality test results they seek, faster and with higher reliability. The U-M Board of Regents approved the project in a vote today. Now, UMHS will begin creating an entirely new 139,000-square-foot home for most of its clinical pathology activities, and renovating another 47,000 square feet of existing space. Read more here: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201504/u-m-health-system-launches-160m-project-improve-lab-tests