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Diagnostic Laboratory Management Rotation

DLM Sign-Out with Dr. ZimmermanRotation Director:

Catherine M. Stefaniuk, DO

Overview: DLM is a different way to experience clinical pathology. This rotation was developed in 2018 and is comprised of 5 different blocks (DLM: A, B, C, D, and E) that occur throughout residents’ time at the University of Cincinnati. During each DLM rotation, residents will sign-out electrophoresis tests, coagulation tests, blood smears, and other clinical tests.  Residents will handle clinical pathology consults and participate in didactic sessions with faculty members that work in clinical pathology. Residents will participate in and present cases during DLM rounds that occur on a weekly basis. Also, residents will present learning topics to medical technologists and their peers to further develop their knowledge in clinical pathology and presentation skills. 

DLM Rotations: 

DLM-A: Orientation, Hematology, Clinical Laboratory, Microbiology (UCMC) 

Duration: 8 Weeks 

Resident Year: PGY1 

DLM-B: Hematology, Clinical Laboratory, Microbiology, Fundamentals of Molecular Pathology, Cytogenetics, Laboratory Management (UCMC, CCHMC) 

Duration: 12 Weeks 

Resident Year: PGY2 

DLM-C: Hematology, Clinical Laboratory, Microbiology, VA Medical Director (UCMC, VA) 

Duration: 12 Weeks 

Resident Year: PGY3 

DLM-D: Hematology, Clinical Laboratory , Coagulation, Advance Molecular Pathology (UCMC) 

Duration: 8 Weeks 

Resident Year: PGY3 

DLM-E: Hematology, Clinical Laboratory, Microbiology, Coagulation, VA Medical Director (UCMC, CCHMC, VA) 

Duration: 12 Weeks 

Resident Year: PGY4 


Specimen Volumes per Month: 

  • Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE): 360/month 
  • Urine Protein Electrophoresis (UPE): 150/month 
  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis (HE): 115/month 
  • Lupus Panels: 160/month 
  • Blood Parasite Smears:  9/month 
  • Physician Requested Peripheral Blood Smears:   150/month 
  • Technologist Requested Peripheral Blood Smears: 120/month  
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Laboratory Medicine Building,
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234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219-0533

Phone: (513) 584-7284
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