Laboratory Services

Why St. Mary’s Health System

At St. Mary’s Health System, we provide laboratory services that give you timely and accurate results. With labs located at five of our facilities, and the ability to test samples obtained at other locations, we aim to make getting lab work done as simple as possible.

St. Mary’s main laboratory provides service to support the needs of patients receiving care on an inpatient and outpatient basis, in our Emergency Department and at d’Youville Pavilion. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s laboratories are accredited by CAP, the FDA, and JCAHO.

The clinical Laboratory at St. Mary’s Health System is staffed by personnel seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our laboratory provides all routine tests for inpatients, outpatients, and Emergency Department patients in all areas below:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Blood Bank
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Cytology
  • Hematology/Urinalysis
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Serology

Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services offers a range of anatomic and clinical pathology services for our patients. Anatomic pathology encompasses:

  • Surgical pathology (determining if tissues are benign or malignant)
  • Cytology (evaluating Pap smears, fluids or needle aspiration as benign or malignant conditions)
  • Autopsy

Their clinical pathology involves assisting referring clinicians with the development or adjustment of patient treatment plans based on laboratory testing. For more information, please go to the Spectrum website.

How To Have a Good Lab Experience

Register:
You must always register before having blood work or dropping off a specimen. Registering lets the phlebotomist know you are in the waiting area.

Delivering Specimens:
All specimens must have the patients name and their date of birth clearly printed on the container of the specimen. If the container is not labeled, the specimen will be rejected.

Medications:
Please ask your provider about continuing to take your medications before having blood tests.

Hydration/Fasting:
Drinking plenty of water, even when fasting, helps the phlebotomist locate your veins easier. Certain lab tests require you to be fasting for optimal results. This information may appear on your lab order, or can be verified with your provider.

Test Results:
Your lab results will be sent directly to the ordering provider. If you have any questions regarding your lab results, please speak with your provider.

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