General Information

Services:

The faculty and staff of the Georgia Esoteric and Molecular (GEM) Laboratory provide diagnostic services for the diagnosis and comprehensive evaluation of disease primarily through the molecular analysis of tissues and cells. The faculty is comprised of pathologists and doctoral scientists.

The mission of the Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Pathology Laboratory at MCG-AU is aligned with that of the Institution in its three focus areas i.e. Patient care, Education, and Translational Research. 

The GEM lab provides services under three groups

1) Clinical diagnostics and patient care via molecular diagnostic testing.

2) Education: medical student, resident and fellow rotations, and medical technology student clinical internship.

3) Translational Research: research support and services to faculty at AU campus; research support and services to clinical trials at AU.

Accreditation:

Georgia Esoteric and Molecular (GEM) Laboratory, LLC, is located in the Murphey Pathology Building. The GEM Lab is a clinical diagnostic laboratory developed to provide state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics. It is accredited by CLIA and the State of Georgia (GDHR) for high complexity testing. Board-certified pathologists and highly trained American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP)-certified scientific staff provides guidance for utilization of new tests and interpretation of results.

The service and laboratory procedures conform to the standards prescribed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 and other accrediting agencies. The faculty and staff meet the required qualifications. Continuous quality improvement activities are in place to ensure the quality of diagnostic services, timeliness of reports, safety requirements and quality laboratory activities.

Contact Us

GEM Lab

706-721-2771

Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD

706-434-6053

BAE-2576/ BF-212

LAB PERSONNEL:

Ashis Mondal, PhD, MB

  • (ASCP)CM Laboratory Supervisor

Kimya Jones, M.S

  • HT (ASCP)CM Histology Laboratory Manager

Sudha Ananth, M.S

  • Laboratory Technician

Yasmin Jeelani, M.S

  • Laboratory Technician

Pankaj Ahaluwalia, PhD

  • Research Associate

Nikhil Sahajpal, PhD

  • Research Associate

Meenakshi Ahaluwalia, PhD

  • Research Associate
photo of Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD

Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD

  • Director, GEM Laboratory
  • Vice Chair, Translation Research
  • Chief, Section, Molecular & Genetic Pathology
  • Associate Director Residency Program

706-721-2925


Georgia Esoteric and Molecular (GEM) Laboratory Services:

Laboratory

Location

Phone Number

Molecular Diagnostics Lab BF-207 706-721-5116
SNP microarray Lab BF-202 706-721-5116
Immunohistochemistry Lab BF-224 706-721-3111
Histology Lab BF-224 706-721-3111
GEM Research Pathology Services BF-207 706-721-5116
Nanostring Core BF-238 706-721-5116
In-situ Lab (FISH/CISH) BF-208 706-721-5116

 

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