Lab services are available at:
Palacios Community Medical Center (Hospital)
311 Green Ave.
The MidCoast Health System offers diagnostic testing procedures that have been ordered by your physician. Our laboratory features cutting-edge analytical testing equipment and a friendly staff. Our trained phlebotomists are educated to obtain specimens with as little stress as possible to the patient.
Various testing procedures are sent to a regional laboratory or specific labs designated by your insurance carrier such as Lab One, Quest and LabCorp.
Our areas of service include:
- Blood Bank
- Wellness testing
- Drug testing
The MidCoast Health System offers a broad spectrum of routine and specialized testing done in-house which gives our physicians timely and accurate results. MidCoast is certified under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) and is fully staffed by registered MTs and MLTs.
Why are medical labs important?
Pathology is, in essence, the study of blood, fluid, and tissue samples, which allows doctors to make diagnoses of various illnesses, by looking for specific factors lacking or present in these samples. In medical care, the pathologist is a very valuable part of the medical team, since many diseases are diagnosed or ruled out by microscopic and lab analysis of fluid, blood, or tissue samples.