Our laboratory is staffed with medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, and phlebotomists who serve patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The laboratory provides testing for in-patients, out-patients, and industry employees and reference testing for physician offices and local nursing homes. Outpatients must register in the Admitting Services (located in the front of the hospital) before presenting to the laboratory for service.

Accredited by the College of American Pathologists, our laboratory is full-service, has up-to-date technology and provides an extensive list of tests that are performed on-site. For specialized, non-routine tests, the laboratory uses well-known reference laboratories such as Marshfield Laboratories, Mayo Medical Laboratories, the State Laboratory of Hygiene and Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory.

Our full service Pathology Services is staffed with histology technicians Monday through Friday during most business hours supporting a full-time in-house pathologist. A rotating call schedule of pathologists is provided for after hours needs.

Order Your Own Lab Tests

Direct Access Testing (DAT) is convenient, affordable, and fits into your busy lifestyle.

Have a health concern? Stop in for a lab test. No doctor's order or appointment is needed. Simply stop in Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM and request your test at the Cashier's Office, located inside the main entrance. View a list of available tests and prices.

Payment is required at time of service. There are no bills or insurance claims. We also require an address and phone number so you we can contact you with the results. You will be asked to sign waiver explaining the specifics (children under 18 require a parent/guardian signature). The testing follows all HIPAA guidelines regarding patient confidentiality.

Most of the tests do not requier any special preparations; however, a 12 hour fast is necessary for cholesterol, lipid panel, and glucose tests to obtain accurate results.

Your will receive your results by mail in approximately three days. If results are abnormal, information will be included with the results. If a result requires immediate attention, you will be called and asked to contact your provider immediately. It is your responsibility to follow-up accordingly.

We care about your health and encourage you to share your results with your doctor or healthcare provider. Your doctor is a partner in managing your health and wellness and can explain what your test results mean for you. Learn more about your results by visiting



HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital collects and properly disposes of sharp medical wastes such as needles and lancets, commonly known as sharps. Our program meets the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requirements for sharps disposal and reduces the risk of passing on blood borne infection.

Large and small containers can be purchased in the hospital Gift Shop. Medical waste is properly disposed of free of charge when people bring the container back to the hospital Laboratory.


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Call (715) 717-7260

Outpatient services are available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 7 AM to 2:30 PM


Laboratory Services Center