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Laboratory Services

Please bring the following when you visit any one of our Patient Service Centers:

  1. Physician order (your physician’s office will provide this to you)
  2. Insurance cards
  3. Photo ID

DCH Laboratory Services offers a wide range of tests to help physicians diagnose and manage patient conditions. Tests must be ordered by a physician. The two most common requested tests are for blood samples and urine samples. Depending on the type of test your physician orders, tests may need to be performed at a specific time of day and/or require diet restrictions. No appointment is needed for lab testing. Results of your tests will be sent directly to your physician. You may receive separate bills from the DCH System and any physician whose services are required (pathologists, radiologists, etc.).

Our community-based lab is committed to the mission of improving the health of our patients. We offer a comprehensive test menu and rapid turnaround times. Our testing sites and Patient Service Centers are subject to the standards required by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and maintain current CLIA licenses and the required State of Alabama licenses. The Laboratory is accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC).

Our staff of certified medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians, along with a supportive team of caring and highly trained employees, performs more than 2.7 million billable procedures annually and processes more than 4,500 specimens per day. Sophisticated equipment and state-of-the-art technology are utilized to ensure quality and timely patient testing.

DCH Laboratory Services is dedicated to ensuring excellence in customer service for our patients and clients.


Lab Patient Service Center Locations

DCH Regional Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory
809 University Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
Monday - Friday:  6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Phone: (205) 759-7867
Located in the DCH Outpatient Center on the bottom floor beside the Pharmacy.

Northport Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory
2700 Hospital Dr., Northport, AL  35476
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (205) 333-4662
Located in the Medical Plaza Building on the Northport Medical Center campus.