Laboratory tests are an integral part of the workup of any patient. St. Bernard Parish Hospital’s Laboratory Department is designed to provide accurate and timely results to the physicians to assist them with diagnosis, treatment choice, therapy and prognosis.

The clinical lab provides doctors with state-of-the-art blood and fluid testing to better define the patient’s medical condition. Outpatient lab tests do not require an appointment.

The pathology lab receives tissue samples from surgery. The tissue sample is examined by a pathologist, who is a physician specialized in examination and diagnosis of disease. The pathologist makes recommendations about the patient’s condition and presents possible treatment options to physicians.

For patients needing simple blood work, SBPH has an outpatient lab conveniently located in the hospital.

The laboratory offers the following services:lab IMG_2675

  • Blood draw
  • Blood and body fluid analysis
  • Pathology
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Urinalysis
  • Coagulation
  • Blood Bank

St. Bernard Parish Hospital’s laboratory is overseen by a board certified pathologist. All of SBPH’s medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians and laboratory assistants are licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.