Laboratory Services

When you have questions or concerns about your health, it can feel overwhelming — especially when you’re waiting for lab results. That’s why Main Line Health is dedicated to giving you answers and finding solutions that make you feel confident in your wellness journey.
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About Main Line Health labs and pathology

Laboratory testing provides information (lab results) about the state of your health using tests on blood, tissue or body fluid specimens. Lab tests screen individuals to identify risk of disease or medical conditions, diagnose for a condition or illness and to help manage and monitor conditions and diseases.

Doctors and health care practitioners use lab tests — along with your medical history, a physical exam and other tests — to make health care decisions that are vital to promoting better health and longer life for you. Advanced lab testing is used to uncover or keep an eye on a wide range of diseases. Tests may include blood tests, urine tests and stool tests.

For healthcare professionals

Main Line Health Laboratories offers the best of both worlds — the responsive, community-based service of a hospital laboratory and the broad range of customer support offered by commercial reference laboratories. Learn more about healthcare professional options.

Schedule your lab appointment

Schedule your regular lab studies and glucose screenings at our outpatient lab locations.

Location and hours

Whether you're seeking routine lab tests, such as blood tests and urine tests, or pap smears, stool tests, glucose tolerance tests, or other tests, we strive to provide fast, accurate results so you can receive the treatment you need as well as peace of mind.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to our frequently asked question about lab tests: 

How long does it take to get lab test results?

Lab results need to be timely. With a few exceptions, test results are delivered to the doctor who ordered the test within 24 hours of when the test is performed. Nearly all test results are reported within a week. Tests ordered as stat are reported in a timelier manner. 

Who orders and interprets lab test results?

In the state of Pennsylvania, only certain licensed health care professionals — such as your doctor(s) — can order laboratory tests. Lab test results are used along with a physical exam and other diagnostic tests to make judgments about your health. For that reason, the doctor(s) or other medical professionals that provide your health care are in the best position to interpret your test results. 

Where are lab tests done?

Laboratory tests are performed in clinical laboratories that are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Department of Health. A lab may also be certified by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). 

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