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Welcome to the Laboratory

Our Laboratory professionals help your physician understand what is going on inside your body. When your doctor writes an order for Lab testing, you can choose to have it done here at NMC. Our full-service Laboratory conducts over 300,000 tests per year, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. We work collaboratively with the University of Vermont Medical Center and Mayo Medical Reference Laboratories to provide access to high quality specialized testing.  

Please note that we are closed on Sundays and all major holidays, except by special prior arrangement.  

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Outpatient Lab Located in the Medical Office Building 

The Outpatient Lab is conveniently located off Crest Road in the new Medical Office Building. We offer convenient parking directly in front of the building.


Laboratory Services Hours

St. Albans, Vermont

Monday – Friday 7 am – 4:30 pm

(802) 524-1070

We are closed on Saturday and Sunday. We strongly encourage patients to call in advance for an appointment.

What to expect

  • NMC is committed to the safety of our patients and community. Based on the Vermont Department of Health and CDC guidelines, everyone entering the facility will be asked a series of questions to screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Appropriate social distancing will be maintained in all our waiting areas.
  • Patients are encouraged to bring their personal cloth or surgical mask and must wear a mask within the facility. If you do not have a mask, we will do our best to provide one for you.

Pre-registration for bloodwork

On June 1, the NMC Lab began offering patients the opportunity to preregister and reserve a time slot for lab work. Here’s how this process works:

  • To pre-register, call 802-524-1070 on weekdays between the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm, and choose option #1 to speak with a scheduling representative.
  • Any changes in wait times will be communicated via text messaging.
  • Please arrive at the Medical Office Building approximately 10 minutes prior to your reserved time. Priority for laboratory services will be given to pre-registered patients.
  • Patients are welcome to drop-in for services at the Outpatient Lab, but we recommend making a reservation in advance.
  • Keep in mind that priority for laboratory services will be given to pre-registered patients.

Maintaining social distance

  • Because of the drop-in nature of healthcare services offered in the Medical Office Building, it is possible that we have larger-than-expected numbers waiting for service.
  • In the event that more patients arrive than can be screened or safely accommodated in waiting areas, you can either return at another time, or wait in your vehicle.
  • If you choose to wait outside, we will send you a text message when it is time to enter the building.
  • If you would like to wait, but cannot do so in your vehicle or cannot use a cell phone, we can accommodate that. Please ask for help at registration.

Key services

  • Blood draws
  • Coagulation
  • General chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Special chemistry
  • Surgical pathology
  • Transfusion service
  • Urinalysis

Meet our Staff