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Laboratory Services

Always working for your health.

Emerson’s clinical laboratory is open 24x7 to deliver accurate and timely analysis for everything from basic blood tests to complex pathologic studies. Our highly qualified team uses the most sophisticated lab analytics to help diagnose and treat diseases. We work closely with clinicians to ensure you get the best care possible.


Laboratory Services

Medical Services

The main lab is located within the hospital and features:

  • Six major clinical departments: chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, hematology/coagulation, comprehensive anatomic pathology/histology and cytology
  • Three support departments: phlebotomy, specimen processing and lab administration/information systems
  • Pathology specialists who use state-of-the-art instrumentation to dissect tissue specimens, examine slides and identify cancer cells, among other pathologies
  • A professional staff of medical technicians and technologists
  • For questions regarding laboratory operations, test requirements and other technical questions, please call the main laboratory at 978-287-3797.

Emerson Hospital, John Cuming Building

Specimen Collection Center, 1st floor
T: 978-287-3366
F: 978-287-8025
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Park in lower lot. Parking will be validated upon check-in.

Emerson Center for Specialty Care

Specimen Collection Center, 54 Baker Avenue Extension, Suite 202
T: 978-287-3481
F: 978-287-3553
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)

Fitchburg Specimen Collection Center

19 Pierce Avenue, Suite B, Fitchburg, MA. Enter at the Pediatrics West Office.
T: 978-577-0437, option #3 and ask for the Emerson Lab Staff
F: 978-345-4730
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)

Groton Specimen Collection Center

Groton Health Center, 100 Boston Road, Groton, MA
T: 978-449-6325
F: 978-449-6388
  • Monday and Friday: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)

Bedford Specimen Collection Center

55 North Road, Bedford, MA
T: 339-215-5105
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)

Sudbury Specimen Collection Center

Emerson Medical at Sudbury, 490 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
T: 978-579-6000
F: 978-579-6056
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:15 – 1 p.m.)

Westford Specimen Collection Center

Westford Health Center, Route 110, Westford, MA
T: 978-589-6809
F: 978-589-6808
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All specimen collection center locations are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The John Cuming Building Specimen Collection Center at Emerson Hospital, the Westford Specimen Collection Center, and the Groton Specimen Collection Center are open limited hours on Presidents' Day, Patriots Day, Columbus Day and the day after Thanksgiving. All other specimen collection center locations are closed on these days.