Laboratory Services

When a patient has blood work performed, a urinalysis or another medical test done in order to check for diseases and cancers, the sample is usually sent to a laboratory for further examination.  Most hospitals have clinical laboratories located on the grounds of their facilities for inpatients as well as outpatients, and they typically accept medical samples from outside physicians and health care providers.  Common laboratory services include blood banking, chemistry, pathology, microbiology, urinalysis and the analysis of other medically related tests.