Department of Pathology
The Department of Pathology staff members help ensure Soldier deployment readiness and improve the health and wellness of Family Members and Retirees by providing accurate and timely test results from their full-service clinical laboratory, transfusion service, anatomical pathology, and forensic pathology consultative services. The Pathology staff is committed to providing patients and professional medical staff with state-of-the-art laboratory medicine through exceptional customer service while ensuring patient confidentiality and privacy.
Main Hospital Laboratory
Blanchfield's Department of Pathology provides services to support blood bank/transfusion, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, cytology, histology and immunology. The Pathology staff is committed to providing patients and professional medical staff with state-of-the-art laboratory medicine through exceptional customer service while ensuring patient confidentiality and privacy.
Smaller laboratories are also located at Byrd, LaPointe and Campbell Army Airfield Medical Homes.
Laboratory Waiting Room
For the safety of patients and their children, young children under the age of 14 and infants cannot accompany their parents to their parent’s lab or blood drawing appointments. They also may not be left in the lab waiting room unattended during the parent’s appointment.
Wearing a mask when entering the hospital or attending scheduled appointments remains a requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specimen Collection/Blood Draw area
In the lab, semen analysis is by appointment only. Please follow the guidance below for specimen collection and/or blood draw according to the tests and instructions given by your provider.
Fasting – you should not eat or drink anything other than water for eight (8) hours before the test. Common tests that may require a fasting sample are glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – is a series of glucose tests. A fasting sample is collected and then the patient drinks a standard amount of a glucose solution which is followed by one or more additional glucose tests performed at set intervals to measure the glucose levels over time. The test can take up to three (3) hours. No food is allowed to be consumed during the test.