Huntsville Hospital Services

Laboratory Services

Please bring the following when you visit any one of our Patient Service Centers:

  1. Physician order (your physician’s office will provide this to you)
  2. Insurance cards

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory Services offers a wide range of tests to help physicians diagnose and manage patient conditions. Tests must be ordered by a physician. The two most common requested tests are for blood samples and urine samples. Depending on the type of test your physician orders, tests may need to be performed at a specific time of day and/or require diet restrictions. No appointment is needed for lab testing. Results of your tests will be sent directly to your physician. You may receive separate bills from Huntsville Hospital and any physician whose services are required (pathologists, radiologists, etc.).

Our community-based lab is committed to the mission of improving the health of our patients. We offer a comprehensive test menu and rapid turnaround times. Our testing sites and Patient Service Centers are subject to the standards required by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and maintain current CLIA licenses and the required State of Alabama licenses. The Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

Our staff of certified medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians, along with a supportive team of caring and highly trained employees, performs more than 4.3 million billable procedures annually and processes more than 7,000 specimens per day. Sophisticated equipment and state-of-the-art technology are utilized to ensure quality and timely patient testing.

More than 600 physicians utilize our lab services. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of the decisions made by physicians are based on the results of laboratory tests.

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory Services is dedicated to ensuring excellence in customer service for our patients and clients. This includes staffing courteous and well-trained phlebotomy technicians to perform accurate ordering, testing and billing. Courteous and capable customer service representatives are available to answer patient questions and a team of pathologists is also available to discuss questions your physician may have.