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When your doctor orders a lab test, Iredell Health System can provide you with walk-in testing and accurate results that are often ready within a few hours.

We offer outpatient services five days a week. We also perform inpatient lab tests 24 hours, 7 days a week. And because we cover many areas of pathology and medical laboratory testing, we are a great local choice whether you need a hematology lab, a urine lab test, blood banking or another lab service.

Why choose us for your outpatient lab tests?

There are many reasons to choose Iredell Health System for your next outpatient lab test, including:

Quality. We offer quality medical testing lab services that are cost-effective and provide results you can trust. Our laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has been for decades. To earn CAP accreditation, our lab adhered to and maintained thousands of detailed lab standards and received an on-site inspection of its policies, procedures, quality control records, staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program records and overall laboratory management.

Highly trained lab professionals. Our team includes certified, skilled phlebotomists and American Society for Clinical Pathologists-certified medical technologists and technicians, who work under the supervision of a board-certified pathologist.

State-of-the-art lab tools. To better serve you, we have invested in the latest instruments—from molecular microbiology and hematology lab test tools right down to the devices the phlebotomists who work in our blood work lab use to ensure that each patient is accurately matched to their test sample.

Walk-in lab tests. You don’t need an appointment to have an outpatient lab test. However, we will need an order from your physician. Please remember to bring the order (unless your doctor faxed the order to us), a valid driver’s license or photo ID for proper identification, and your insurance information.

A wide array of tests. The many tests we offer include CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel); BMP (basic metabolic panel); CBC (complete blood count); lipid (cholesterol) panels; thyroid testing; therapeutic drug levels testing; COVID-19 testing; molecular testing panels for encephalitis; blood cultures; respiratory panels; GI panels; urinalysis; and flu, RSV and MRSA testing.

Fast results. While most routine test results are performed on-site and completed within a few hours, specialized tests are sent out to our reference lab and may take 24 to 48 hours to complete. We will send your results to your doctor, who can interpret them for you.

Our lab testing locations

Our outpatient lab services are located in the Outpatient Services Building, 739 Hartness Road, on the Iredell Memorial Hospital campus (right behind the hospital). The building offers convenient parking and its own registration clerk, who will get you registered and processed quickly.

Our regular hours of operation at our outpatient lab are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Note: If you are having lab work done as an outpatient after 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after noon on Friday or on weekends, please come to the main lab within Iredell Memorial Hospital. It is located on the lower level. If you park directly outside the Emergency Department, the lab is down the hall on the right, directly across from our Imaging Department. You can reach this lab location by calling 704.878.4518.

Blood bank and blood donations

If you receive a blood transfusion, we will obtain the blood from the American Red Cross Blood Bank. There is no charge for the blood itself; the charge appearing on your bill reflects what the Red Cross charges us for collecting and processing (including testing) the blood, plus our charge for determining type, cross-matching, storing and transfusion of the blood.

To learn more about the Red Cross autologous program, call 1.800.532.0025 and ask for "special procedures."

We encourage you to urge your family and friends to donate blood to the Red Cross Bloodmobile so that blood will always be available when needed. To learn more about blood donations, please visit

Have a question about our lab services?

Please call our lab at 704.878.4948 or email us at