Wilmington Laboratory Services

Diagnostic & Pathology Lab Testing

Clinical lab testing has allowed medical researchers to learn more about the body and diseases than ever before. Saint Francis Healthcare’s state-of-the-art laboratory is outfitted with advanced technology and a team of experienced pathologists capable of providing a full range of pathology diagnostic services, including:

  • Histology
  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Blood banking
  • Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiology

Our lab services are available to both inpatients and outpatients. We have been accredited by the College of American Pathologists and maintain the rigorous quality standards set by the Joint Commission.

The laboratory operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 302.421.4141.

Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic pathology is the study of disease and its effect on the body, both to the patient as a whole and on the microscopic level—observing how disease interacts with cells and organs. Our anatomic pathology team provides services in gynecological, breast, prostate, skin, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and hepatic pathology. The lab’s clinical team consists of experienced pathologists and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified histotechnicians and cytotechnologists.

Fast Turnaround

Waiting for lab tests results can be stressful, which is why we have streamlined our clinical processes for fast turnaround time. The majority of our lab tests have results within 24 to 48 hours. Every test undergoes thorough peer review to ensure accuracy and quality. You can access your results easily through the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN). We immediately send final results to the doctor that recommended your lab test so that they can discuss their meaning with you as soon as possible. Our pathology team is also willing to discuss results at any time.


No appointment is necessary for routine blood testing, newborn screening, urinalysis and routine urine cultures. All other tests including prenatal work up, 3-hour glucola, and 1-hour glucola needs to be scheduled. Our final times for appointments are 4:45 p.m. on weekdays (6:45 p.m. on Thursdays) and 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays. We require a written order from a health care provider specifying the tests required and the associated diagnoses. Be sure to bring your insurance card as well as some form of ID.

Blood collection and specimen drop off are available:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - Noon

Call 302.421.4141 to schedule an appointment with the Saint Francis Healthcare laboratory.