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Laboratory Services (Outpatient)
Common reasons for laboratory testing include
  • Monitoring your body's metabolic activities
    • Tests for glucose, cholesterol, thyroid hormones and liver function
  • Monitoring coumadin therapy
    • Prothrombin time testing
  • Screening for cervical cancer
    • Pap smears and HPV testing
  • Examining biopsy tissue for cancer, infection or inflammation

Clinical pathology testing is also done for
  • Anemia and other blood disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis and lupus)
  • Bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Immunity disorders (Lyme disease, allergies and mononucleosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why can't I eat or drink anything before some lab tests?
A: Measurements of some substances in your body are affected by eating food or drinking fluids. To obtain the most accurate results for your doctor to determine your best treatment, you may be told to not eat or drink anything for up to nine hours before having your blood or urine collected.

Ask your doctor whether you should take any of your medications during the fasting period before your test.

Q: Why do I need to have some tests done again?
A: Sometimes there is a problem with the way your test specimen was obtained, processed or handled. In addition, your physician might request a repeat test because the result does not match your signs and symptoms.

Q: How can I get my test results?

A: The best way to get your test results is by calling your doctor. The laboratory cannot provide results directly to you, unless you come to the hospital in person, show proof of identity and sign a release form.

Q: Can I have a lab test done without an order from my doctor?
A: No. Rhode Island law prohibits you from requesting testing for yourself. Some states have changed their laws to allow patients to order and pay for testing themselves.

Laboratory Administration
Noubar Kessimian, MD
(401) 729-2393
Online Test Catalog
Click here for a complete list of available tests, test turnaround times and/or special collection requirements by accessing our test catalog

Locations and Services
Memorial's Department of Pathology provides laboratory testing, diagnostic services and a blood bank and transfusion service. You can have blood and urine samples collected at six convenient area locations:

Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
(EKG also)
89 Pond Street,
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 729-2334

Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Primary Care Center
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 729-3389

Monday to Friday8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Notre Dame Ambulatory Care Center (EKG also)
1000 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 726-1800

Monday to Friday7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm 

Boulevard Medical Center
174 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401) 729-3622

Monday to Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Pawtucket Medical Center
126 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 729-3645

Monday - Friday  
8:30 am - 5:30 pm   
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Fairlawn Primary Care
966 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Prov., RI
(401) 475-3063

Mon, Tues, & Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am - 12 pm

Southeastern Medical Center
60 Messenger Street
Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-3347

Monday - Friday 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Ferris Street Laboratory
(For Dr. Jeffrey Baron's patients only)
101 Ferris Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 727-1880

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