About Laboratory Services
When you need medical lab tests, you want fast, accurate results. Our College of American Pathologists accredited laboratory, a full-service laboratory affiliated with Penn State Health St. Joseph, offers a wide variety of convenient outpatient facilities providing lab work, state-of-the-art equipment and certified technologists to ensure the quality and integrity you and your family deserve. Penn State Health St. Joseph Laboratory staff readily communicates with your physician to share in the coordination of your medical care.
The Penn State Health focus on patient-centered care extends to every part of our organization, including lab services. Whether you’re having routine blood work or more in-depth testing, you deserve the same personal attention and quality care you’ve come to expect from Penn State Health St. Joseph.
Preparing for Your Test
No appointment is necessary for most laboratory tests.
Please bring the lab requisition (order/prescription) from your doctor, photo identification, and your insurance card when you visit us for testing services.
Understanding Your Insurance
Insurance can be a bit tricky when it comes to lab services. Although we are a full-service laboratory and can gladly process your lab tests here at our own hospital-based laboratory, some insurances are dedicated to national labs such as Quest Diagnostics or Lab Corp and may require that your lab work is sent there. For the convenience of our patients, we also serve as a 3rd Party Draw Site for both of these labs. Please take a moment to contact your insurance company prior to your visit if you are unsure and be certain to tell our staff if your lab tests must be sent to another lab.
Awards & Accreditations
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation
Penn State Health’s state of the art testing laboratory is able to offer the best in diagnostic testing to both inpatients as well as outpatients. It has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP’s) Laboratory Accreditation Program accredits the entire spectrum of laboratory test disciplines with the most scientifically rigorous customized checklist requirements.
The CAP’s peer-based inspector model provides a unique balance of regulatory and educational coaching supported by the most respected worldwide pathology organization.
Find Laboratory Locations
For the convenience of our patients, we offer a host of laboratory services in outpatient locations located throughout Berks County. Check out the locations for details on services and hours.