Laboratory

Who We Are

The Franklin Memorial Hospital NorDx Laboratory is nationally accredited and regulated by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Laboratory

Our knowledgeable and skilled staff is dedicated to providing excellence in the care of all patients and to producing quality results for our patients and providers.

Our Mission

To provide accurate, timely, cost-effective laboratory services while maintaining the highest level of caring and respect for our patients, our clients, our hospital and our profession.

Excellence in Technology

The Franklin Memorial Hospital Laboratory is a state of the art facility providing a full range of diagnostic testing services to patients and clients from Greater Franklin County.

  • We process approximately 250,000 orderable test procedures, 1,275,000 test results and serve approximately 75,000 patients every year.
  • Using the latest equipment for all testing analysis, our Laboratory consistently provides high quality, cost-effective, patient centered care.
  • Our laboratory is fully automated and computerized with direct lines to most physician offices, clinics and nursing care facilities. This enables us to print patient reports directly to offices without delay.

Laboratory Services

 We offer an extensive range of services, including:

  • Full Service Blood Bank including an Autologous Program
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Chemistry
  • Phlebotomy
  • Coagulation
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Histology/Cytology

Outreach Programs and Services

The FMH Laboratory’s extensive Outreach Program provides courier service to Physician offices and clinics within Greater Franklin County. The courier service makes approximately 35 stops per day, traveling over 1000 miles per week, from Livermore Falls to Rangeley to Kingfield and many stops in between. We provide an early morning phlebotomy service to area nursing care facilities. We also provide home draws for our home-bound patients as needed.

Outpatient Laboratory Services Hours and Appointment Schedule

Laboratory

Open to outpatients Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday 7 to 11 a.m.

We serve our patients on a walk-in basis; we do not take appointments. (The exception is the Glucose Tolerance Test patients; they are scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 7 a.m.)

A physician order is necessary for testing and every patient must stop to register at the Patient Registration desk before arriving in the laboratory.

Are you unsure how to prepare for your lab test?

If so, contact the office of the provider who ordered it for guidelines.

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