State-of-the-art, full-service laboratory

The laboratory at Sharon Hospital is open:

Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm
Saturday, 7am to noon 
Phone: be (860) 364-4267
Fax: (860) 364-4051
TTY/Accessibility: (800) 842-9710

A technologist is available after hours for emergent inquiries only at (860) 364-4050, option 3.

For further information, please call (860) 364-4050.

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The Laboratory at Sharon Hospital provides routine and emergency clinical services for hospital patients, area physician offices, nursing homes, schools and other institutions. Licensed by the Department of Public Health in both Connecticut and New York, and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the Laboratory is staffed with board certified pathologists and certified technicians and technologists.

We are committed to providing accurate and efficient test results for patients and physicians. Laboratory services are provided for:

  • Hematology/coagulation
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Diagnostic serology
  • Syphilis serology
  • Surgical pathology
  • Autopsy pathology
  • Non-gynecologic cytology
  • Department of Transporation drug screening and breath alcohol testing

Rapid access to test results

Results for chemistry profiles, blood counts and other routine testing will be reported on a same-day basis. Through the Patient Care Inquiry (PCI) function of our hospital computer system, your physician can access all test results performed by the Sharon Hospital Laboratory, regardless of whether you were seen as an inpatient, in the Emergency Department or in the physician's office. In addition, all reports will be auto-faxed to the physician's office unless prior arrangements have been established. If the physician's office has not provided a current fax number, reports will be mailed instead.

Stat orders (for certain tests) will be given the highest priority at no additional charge, with test results available within one hour of receipt of the order and specimen in the Laboratory.

Dedicated pathology services

To meet our surgical pathology and non-gynecologic pathology needs, Sharon Hospital employs Consultants in Pathology. These highly trained pathologists have extensive experience in the full range of surgical pathology and cytology subspecialties, including cervical-vaginal cytology, oral pathology and dermatologic pathology.

We provide prompt courier services, with specimen pickup times arranged to provide optimal service for patients.

Financial services

Sharon Hospital Laboratory offers a cost-competitive fee schedule with convenient billing options. Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs, third-party payors and patients can be billed depending on the billing information provided at the time of service.

If you cannot afford laboratory procedures or tests, you will be referred to a financial advisor at Sharon Hospital to help determine your needs. You can arrange for an appointment with a financial advisor on the day of your physician's office visit or prior to the office visit by calling (860) 364-4275.

Physician services

Sharon Hospital Laboratory staff is available to physicians to provide rapid test results; answer questions about specimen requirements, test orders, and status and report requests; and assist with courier service requirements. Physicians may call (860) 364-4068 for assistance.