The Laboratory at Saint Francis Hospital provides quality outpatient and
inpatient laboratory services, including blood work and specimen collections.
Our lab provides full diagnostic services in the areas of anatomic and
clinical pathology including histology, cytology, hematology, blood banking,
chemistry, urinalysis, and microbiology. The laboratory operates 24 hours
per day, seven days per week.
As a full-service lab, we are committed to an exceptional standard of patient
care testing. The lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists
and operates within the standards set by the Joint Commission.
Clinical Laboratory Services
The laboratory uses state-of-the-art equipment and employs highly skilled
technologists that are easily accessible to answer questions. Most testing
is performed in-house including:
- PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing for Gonorrhea/Chlamydia from PAP
(papanicolaou test) collection kits
- Outpatient transfusion services
- Rhogam services
- Total Vitamin D
- Fully automated chemistry and hematology analyzers offering a variety of testing
Anatomic Pathology Services
Our anatomic pathology lab provides a wide range of services. The lab is
comprised of highly skilled, board-certified pathologists and experienced
ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) certified histotechnicians
and cytotechnologists. All of our pathologists have extensive experience
in general surgical pathology and cytopathology. Located on the main hospital
campus in the Medical Services Building, the anatomic pathology lab is
fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Health
Care Financing Administration.
The lab provides expertise in gynecological, breast, prostate, skin, pulmonary,
gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. Specialized tests including various
antibody panels and breast cancer markers are available on-site to ensure
rapid turnaround time for results.
Our unique team of pathologists and support staff provide:
- Personalized physician-to-physician consultation
- Customized pathology and cytopathology reports
- 24 to 48 working hours turnaround time for uncomplicated pathology reports
- Daily specimen pick-up and delivery from any site in the area
- Rush services without any additional cost
- Thorough peer review and quality assurance program
In addition to state-of-the-art instrumentation, the anatomic pathology
lab is equipped with an integrated information system to provide rapid
case reporting and data retrieval. All lab results can be viewed at Delaware
Health Information Network (DHIN).
A physician-to-physician communication is vital to optimum patient care.
Our pathology staff is easily available for case discussion and review
at any time. Finalized reports are faxed to designated numbers upon completion,
with follow-up hard copies by regular mail. Telephone calls are made by
pathologists to clinicians on rush cases and whenever an unexpected malignant
diagnosis is rendered by the lab.
Outpatient Services in the Medical Office Building, 3rd floor of Hospital with easy access
from the Clayton Parking Garage.
No appointment necessary for routine blood testing, newborn screening,
urinalysis and routine urine cultures. All other tests need to be scheduled
through Central Outpatient Scheduling by calling 302.421.4141. Patients
will need a written order from the health care provider specifying the
tests to be performed and the associated diagnoses, insurance information
and personal identification such as a driver’s license. Please call
with any questions.
Blood collection and specimen drop-off are available:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm noon
Recently ranked the following scores on a national survey:
- 100% patient satisfaction for short wait times
- 99% patient satisfaction for procedure timeliness
- 98% patient satisfaction for ease of access to facility