Laboratory Services Department

Contact: (814) 726-3860

Laboratory Functions

Warren General Hospital’s laboratory is divided into two sections.

The first section is phlebotomy where the staff devotes their time to drawing blood from patients who have been referred to the hospital by their physician. Patients can have their blood drawn during the hours listed below. After blood has been drawn, the sample is sent to the hospital’s full-service lab, which is open 24 hours a day. Once there, medical technologists and technicians are able to perform a wide range of tests on the blood, including:

  • Hematology
  • Coagulation Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Cytology


The second section is laboratory services which houses WGH’s full-service blood bank and performs studies on the growth of cell cultures.

Laboratory Staff

The laboratory services department is comprised of:

  • A board certified pathology physician
  • Medical technologists and technicians
  • Cytologists, individuals that study cells in terms of structure, function and chemistry
  • Phlebotomists, a nurse or other health worker trained in drawing  blood for testing or donation


Hours for Blood Draws

  • Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5pm
  • Saturdays from 7 am to 12 pm
  • Major Holidays Excluded

For More Information

To learn more about the hospital’s laboratory services department call the laboratory at (814) 723-3300 ext. 1697.

WGH lab staff draws blood from patients who have been referred to the hospital by their physician. The lab also houses a full-service blood bank and the staff performs studies on the growth of cell cultures.

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Pennsylvania State Employees                                             

Warren General Hospital Laboratory, through a cooperative effort with ACL/Quest Diagnostics, is now able to provide laboratory services to Pennsylvania State Employees and Retirees enrolled in the Aetna PEBTF PPO program.

Pa State Employees, families and retirees participating in the Highmark PPO insurance program are in-network at Warren General.

Pa State Employees, families and retirees participating in the Aetna Custom HMO insurance program are out of network at Warren General.  However, you can now have your lab work drawn at Warren General through the Quest draw site.  Your tests will be done by a Quest laboratory and billed at in-network rates. 

Employees needing lab work can go to the registration area at Warren General Hospital with their orders.  All routine work will be sent to Quest Diagnostics for testing along with patient insurance and physician information.  Specimens will be sent to ACL, Erie then transferred to a Quest laboratory.  There will be a slightly longer turnaround time for results.

Results of patient tests will be sent directly to their physician or provider.  Warren General Hospital will not have any record of the test results. 

Bills for any amount the patient may owe will come from Quest Diagnostics.

Warren General Hospital Laboratory is permitted to perform a limited number of STAT tests.  Please see the attached list.  Tests that are not on the list may result in out of network charges to the patient.   

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List of STAT test

Patient Insurance Information Form