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Pathology Laboratory

The Pathology Laboratory at UPMC Passavant is fully accredited by the state of Pennsylvania and the College of American Pathologists. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. The laboratory supplements its testing capability by using reference laboratories that provide high quality service for our physicians and their patients.

The quality of the work is continuously monitored by internal quality control programs, participation in proficiency testing programs, and participation in hospital-wide continuous quality improvement programs.

Laboratory Services Registration

Individuals using UPMC Passavant's Laboratory Services may preregister on the day before their procedure by calling 1-800-245-3627, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Preregistration will allow you to report directly to the laboratory upon your arrival at the hospital. Be sure to bring your prescription for testing.

UPMC Passavant Laboratory Services

UPMC Passavant Laboratory Services provides routine:

  • Chest x-rays – Pictures of the chest that shows your heart, lungs, airway, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. This is the most common imaging test or X-ray used to find problems inside the chest.
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs) – A test that measures the electrical signals that control heart rhythm.
  • Laboratory testing – Tests that are performed on bodily fluids and tissue samples.

Collection Sites

UPMC Passavant–McCandless

Services Offered: Lab testing, EKGs, chest x-rays

Main Outpatient Lab
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays and holidays - Closed 

Preregistration: 1-800-245-3627

UPMC Passavant–Cranberry

Services Offered: Chest x-rays

Outpatient Lab 
1 St. Francis Way
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays - Closed

Preregistration: 1-800-245-3627

How to Prepare for Your Laboratory Testing

If you are coming to either UPMC Passavant campus for laboratory testing, please report to the main entrance/registration area.

Please bring all insurance information with you including:

  • Tri-State
  • Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • Medical Assistance
  • Commercial forms
  • Doctor request forms
  • Prescription forms

For routine, non-emergency tests that do not require fasting or timed specimen collection, the hours from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, are the least busy. Patients can usually be processed quickly with a minimal wait during these hours.

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