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Community Lab Services

Your Community Resource for the Practice of Medicine

The Pathology Laboratories at WakeMed provide both clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology outreach services for physicians in the greater Triangle area.

We provide outstanding customer service with personalized follow-through from specimen pick-up to report delivery.

Our clients utilize the expertise of our team of board-certified pathologists who are easily accessible for consultation contributing to unsurpassed patient care.

Whom should I contact for further information?

Call Pathology Community Lab Services at 919-350-LABS (5227) or email laboutreach@wakemed.org for more information. Contact the Community Lab Services Manager, Kim Duke, at 919-350-9569, to set up an in-office visit.

How do I order tests?

Laboratory orders can be placed electronically through the Epic electronic medical records system once access is established.

How are specimens picked up?

WakeMed provides courier services for specimen pick-up. Contact a courier by calling 919-350-8204.

How are reports received?

The moment the test is resulted, reports can be received electronically through Epic or your practice management system. If you prefer, reports can be faxed. For information on connecting to your EMR, contact Kim Duke, the Community Lab Services Manager, at 919-350-9569.

Specimen Labeling Guidelines

WakeMed Laboratories requires that specimens be labeled with the following patient and collection information. Specimens received at the WakeMed processing center without the required information may result in testing delay.

Clinical Specimens

  • Print last name, first name and middle initial of patient
  • Patient's date of birth
  • Date, time and initial of person collecting the specimen

Histology & Cytology Specimens

  • Print last name, first name and middle initial of patient
  • Patient's date of birth
  • The specimen identity clearly labeled on each container

Specimen Transport Guidelines

  • All Specimens MUST be placed in a biohazard specimen bag for transport.