The Pathology Laboratories at WakeMed were formed in 1961 to provide high quality anatomic and testing services to Raleigh and the surrounding areas.  One of the most advanced laboratories in the United States, the WakeMed Pathology Laboratory physicians and technicians offer the highest quality testing standards. 

The Pathology Laboratories consist of:

  • Centralized laboratories at Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital and WakeMed North
  • Specialized testing laboratories on Raleigh Campus
  • Satellite service laboratories at Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex and Garner Healthplex
  • Outpatient collection service laboratories at Raleigh Medical Park, WakeMed North, Cary Hospital, Apex Healthplex, Brier Creek Healthplex and Garner Healthplex
  • Laboratory outreach service

Our laboratories offer comprehensive testing and consulting services in:

  • Anatomic Pathology (Cytology & Histology)
  • Core Laboratories (Chemistry, Hematology, Special Chemistry)
  • Special Testing Laboratories ( Microbiology, Serology, Mycology, Urinalysis, Transfusion Services, Point of Care Testing)

The WakeMed Pathology Laboratories offer the highest quality, automated laboratory experience for physicians and their patients, with the most rapid turnaround time available for all clinical and anatomic specimens.  WakeMed’s main laboratory is located on the Raleigh Campus, where blood samples and specimens are both collected and analyzed 24/7. A pathologist from Raleigh Pathology Laboratory Associates is on call 24 hours a day for consultations and reporting.

With pathology services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our team can assist both patients and physicians around the clock. We have couriers available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm to transport specimens without delay from sites throughout the community back to our labs.

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The WakeMed Pathology Laboratories are dedicated to ensure high quality and accurate testing.  The WakeMed Raleigh Campus, WakeMed Cary Hospital, WakeMed North, WakeMed Apex Healthplex, WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex and WakeMed Garner Healthplex laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) with distinction. 

The Pathology Laboratories at WakeMed comply with all federal, state and local regulations. These regulations include CLIA 1988 and all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.  

The WakeMed Pathology Laboratories are licensed and accredited by the following agencies:

  • American Association of Blood Banks  (AABB)
  • The College of American Pathologists (CAP)
    • WakeMed Raleigh Campus
    • WakeMed Cary Hospital
    • WakeMed North
    • WakeMed Apex Healthplex
    • WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex
    • WakeMed Garner Healthplex
  • Food and Drug Administration (Transfusion Services)
  • Health Care Financing Administration (CLIA)
  • The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Facilities (JCAHO)


WakeMed MyChart

Many lab results are available in our online patient portal.

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Apex Healthplex
120 Healthplex Way
Apex, NC 27502

7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri
No Weekend Hours

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Apex Healthplex

Brier Creek Healthplex
8001 T.W. Alexander Road
Raleigh, NC 27617

7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri
No Weekend Hours

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Brier Creek Healthplex

Cary Hospital
1900 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518

6 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri
*Limited weekend hours: 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday; also open on holidays

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Cary Hospital

Garner Healthplex
400 US Hwy 70 E
Garner, NC 27529

7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mon-Fri
No Weekend Hours

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Garner Healthplex

North Family Health & Women's Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

8 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri
No Weekend Hours

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WakeMed North

Raleigh Medical Park         
23 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

7 am to 5 pm, Mon-Fri
No Weekend Hours

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Raleigh Medical Park

Note: Outpatient lab services are no longer offered on Raleigh Campus.