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A medical laboratory is your vital partner in sickness and in health. Lab tests can help you understand your health now, and those results could motivate you to make changes that could improve your health in the future. Bloodwork or urinalysis tests could also help your doctor to identify disease and develop a proper treatment plan.

At the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, we make partnering with a medical laboratory really easy. We have plenty of phlebotomists and lab technicians on staff who can help you, and we have skilled doctors who can interpret your tests and help your doctor plan for treatment.

About our medical laboratory

The laboratory is staffed by a full-time, board-certified pathologist and numerous licensed technical staff members, phlebotomists and clerical staff members.

The lab is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and it is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Our lab staff participates in proficiency programs from the New York State Department of Health, the College of American Pathologists and the American Proficiency Institute. The staff maintains an overall proficiency grade of 99 percent.

Lab tests we offer

Our medical laboratory is licensed to perform tests involving:

If you need unusual, also known as "esoteric," testing, we have a partnership with the Laboratory Corporation of America to provide those services.

We also provide employment drug screening tests for local businesses and agencies.

Quality control in our medical laboratory

The results of medical lab tests are crucial, as they could help both spot a disease and get you the right treatment for that disease. That's why we maintain a comprehensive performance improvement program that ensures quality in all areas of testing. We also set benchmarks involving turnaround time for test results.

Those quality control steps can benefit you, as they ensure that the care you get in our lab is as quick, efficient and accurate as it can be.

Special phlebotomist services

In addition to performing lab work, we also contract with the American Red Cross. Claxton-Hepburn sponsors several blood drives for the American Red Cross each year, with outreach to the community through local news agencies. We strive to keep an adequate blood supply by enlisting all possible donors.

We also contract with the Red Cross for various blood products, so our hospital patients have an adequate supply when they need it.

Our medical laboratory locations

The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center laboratory is a full-service hospital laboratory operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you're admitted to the hospital, we will perform your tests in our lab, and we'll get results to your doctor as quickly as possible.

If you're not admitted to the hospital but you still need laboratory tests, we can help. Outpatient blood draw services are offered at four convenient locations:

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center

First floor, off the main lobby
214 King St.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon

McCadam Medical Office Building

Adjacent to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
3 Lyon Place, Suite 200
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Canton Health Center

39 W. Main St.
Canton, NY 13617

Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Claxton-Hepburn Health Center

100 Horwood Place
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit these locations for your blood draws and your samples will be sent to our laboratory for analysis.

To schedule an appointment for laboratory work, contact our inpatient or outpatient labs at the numbers listed above. We're happy to schedule an appointment for you.