The Pathology Laboratory currently receives specimens
from physicians and employer groups from the five-parish area that make up
The Pathology Laboratory provides an independent
facility for provision of services to our patients. Patients can have their
blood drawn as early as 6:30 AM. to ensure the most accurate reading in our
CAP-certified laboratory. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to
5:30 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 to
For the privacy and convenience of our patients we offer
a collection room so that patients may collect semen analysis specimens.
Collection and drop off times for these specimens are 7:00-4:30 Monday-Friday
and 8:00-10:30 on Saturdays.
We have DOT certified collectors trained to collect urine drug screen specimens.
DOT collection hours are 8:00-2:00. Regular drug screen collections are from
Our main location on Lake Street is adequately designed to accommodate those
long waits when a Glucose Tolerance test is needed. We ask that testing begin
before 11:00 AM to ensure the safety of the patient.
In addition to our extended hours, we have a courier service that stops at over
200 locations daily to pick up specimens. This service allows patients to have
their blood drawn in their own physician's offices. Most locations are serviced
twice and sometimes three times per day. For those physicians who are open on
Saturdays, we have a Saturday route to pick up specimens.
SATELLITE DRAW STATIONS
We have recently opened two additional draw stations to help service our clients
and patients. Our Sulphur locations is next to West Cal Cam Hospital at 619
Cypress Street, Suite B open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Friday. Our South Lake
Charles location is at 4150 Nelson Road, Building A, Suite 3. Hours are
8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday (closed for lunch 12:00-1:30).
Through The Pathology Laboratory's commitment to the latest innovations, we are
constantly on the look out for proven innovative ways to improve our diagnostic
testing abilities. By utilizing the latest technology, we are able to bring the
Lake Charles community services that once only existed in major medical centers.
Today, The Pathology Laboratory utilizes the latest instruments from Roche
Diagnostics, Qiagen, Siemens, Sysmex, Helena, BD Diagnostics, Dako, Tissue Tek
processors as well as the Automated Cellular Imaging System (ACIS) from
The Pathology Laboratory's commitment to technology does not stop inside the
laboratory. By developing the latest advancements in computer programming and
communications, The Pathology Laboratory is now providing physicians and
patients with access to their results via the Internet and EMR. By embracing the
technology of today and planning for tomorrow's developments, The Pathology
Laboratory is committed to utilizing technology to the benefit of our patients.