Quick, Convenient Laboratory Testing
Franciscan Health locations offer on-site, full-service laboratory services for inpatient and outpatient specimen collection and analysis. Our certified team of medical laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, pathologists and phlebotomists use the latest analyzers to accurately process a patient's lab work and send the results to the physician efficiently as possible. Many specimens can be processed the same day.
Comfortable and comprehensive laboratory services for all ages
Our experienced staff members provide prompt, friendly, comprehensive services for both adult and pediatric patients. Our mission is to provide patients with the most comprehensive and caring clinical diagnostic laboratory service in the area. You can rest assured that your lab testing will be conducted in the most professional manner.
Core laboratory services
Our qualified staff will expertly draw your blood and the doctors of pathology on our medical staff review each lab test and provide a full report to your physician. In addition to basic blood draws, Franciscan Health labs provide:
- Diabetes testing
- Cholesterol testing
- Chemistry tests
- Cardiac markers
- Hematology tests
- Coagulation tests
- Blood bank
- Histology services
- Pathology services
What is pathology?
Pathology is simply defined as the study of disease. The pathologist – often called the "physician's physician" – works hand in hand with the primary care physician, the surgeon and others to diagnose, confirm and monitor disease and establish a treatment plan. The physician may look to the pathologist for up-to-date information on the ever-changing world of lab testing. In some cases, the pathologist may make the definitive diagnosis, such as in the case of a breast biopsy for cancer.
Pathology is broadly divided into two categories: anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.
- Anatomic pathology covers the surgical aspect of pathology (examining biopsy tissue), cytopathology (examining cells, such as in a pap smear), and autopsies.
- Clinical pathology is more associated with the clinical pathology laboratories: overseeing the lab, consulting with physicians, recommending medical tests and helping interpret those tests, in addition to examining body fluids such as blood and effusions.