Chances are good that at one time or another, your doctor has ordered lab tests for your diagnosis or treatment.
Did you know that you can choose to have you lab tests performed at St. Francis?
The laboratory is available for inpatient and emergency care, but it's also a convenient place for people who live in the community to have tests. If you have a physician's order, visit the lab Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
The Laboratory Department at St. Francis also offers Direct Lab Access for a limited number of tests without physician orders. Call (218) 643-0259 for more information.
Having tests performed close to home is especially convenient for those who need regular lab tests, such as people who take blood thinners or who are undergoing chemotherapy. Even though the lab conducts the most common tests, occasionally a patient will come in for a test that isn't offered at St. Francis. In that situation, the lab can collect a specimen and have it sent to another facility for testing.