Mid Coast Hospital
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Laboratory Services

Mid Coast Hospital offers high-quality laboratory testing services at several locations in our community.

Patient Service Centers

New: Online Scheduling

Some of our lab locations now offer online appointment scheduling. Choose an appointment type to get started.

More About Our Services

Our services include:

  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and molecular diagnostics
  • Serology
  • Transfusion services
  • Histology
  • Cytology
  • Anatomical pathology services and consultation
  • Phlebotomy services

The laboratory is fully accredited by state and national accreditation agencies including the College of American Pathologists and the Food and Drug Administration. The quality of work is continuously monitored by internal quality control programs, participation in proficiency testing programs from a variety of external agencies, and through participation in health-system wide quality assurance programs. Learn more about our accreditation.

Do I need to fast?
Most tests do not require fasting. This is a list of the most common tests that require fasting:

  • Lipid profile
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Glucose
  • Uric acid

If you are unsure if you should fast, please call 207-373-6550 for assistance.

How long do I need to fast?
For a lipid profile, you should fast overnight (12 hours). Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to this test. For all other tests, 8 hours is sufficient. You should drink water during this time to ensure you are hydrated at the time of your blood draw.

Do I need an appointment?

For most testing, you do not need an appointment. If your provider has ordered a glucose tolerance test, any breath testing, therapeutic phlebotomy, or semen analysis, you will need to make an appointment. Please call 207-373-6550 to schedule these tests.

How and when will I receive my results?
Your results will be sent to your provider when they are completed. For most tests, you can expect your provider to have the results in approximately 3 days. Some tests must be sent to a reference laboratory and can take up to a week or more to complete. Your provider will contact you regarding your results. Due to confidentiality rules, we are unable to give any test results over the phone or at any lab draw stations. You may also access your test results using MyChart, the MaineHealth patient portal.

Do I need an order for my testing?

If you are a patient of one of the Mid Coast Medical Group practices, you do not need to have a paper copy of your orders. Our laboratory staff can access your orders from any of our draw sites. Patients of other practices will need to have a written requisition. You may have your provider fax the request to our lab at 207-373-6552.

Where can I learn more about lab testing?
To learn more about lab testing in general, visit https://www.testing.com/.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 207-373-6550.