CentraCare Laboratory Services

Reliable lab testing in clinic and hospital settings

When you visit one of our clinical labs in Central Minnesota, you will be assisted by a team of caring staff and expert pathologists and staff who are eager to help. They will guide you through the steps of lab testing and answer any questions that you have about the process.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and technology allow us to provide accurate and timely test results which are critical to patient care throughout Central, West Central and Southwest Minnesota. CentraCare Laboratory Services also is a fully accredited Transfusion Services Program that assures an adequate supply of blood for surgery needs in the St. Cloud area.

Lab Sites

CentraCare laboratory services available at the following locations:

At the St. Cloud Hospital laboratory site, employees provide specimen collection and clinical laboratory testing 24/7. Microbiology, Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusion Services, Histology and Cytology departments perform analysis from a broad test menu for our clients. Additional supportive functions are provided by Client Resources, Phlebotomy, Specimen Referrals, Pathology office, Claims Analyst and Laboratory Information System staff.

Providing oversight to CentraCare Laboratory Services are seven Pathologists from St. Cloud Pathologists, P.A., who are board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Pathology services at Willmar, Redwood, and Benson locations are serviced by Minnesota Pathologists Chartered offering a routine turnaround time of 24-28 hours for biopsies and surgical specimens and can provide external consultations to provide additional confirmation and information. Find more information on services available through Minnesota Pathologists Chartered here.