Laboratory

Patients at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center benefit from our on-site laboratory and pathology facilities.
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care Laboratory

We provide:

  • Access to same-day fine needle aspiration and analysis, allowing oncologists to examine and obtain results from suspicious cysts within hours, not days.
  • Experienced phlebotomists and certified medical technologists on staff who work with our patients to obtain necessary tests. Phlebotomists obtain blood samples and prepare the samples for testing, while medical technologists perform the blood tests and make the results available for the clinicians.
  • Complete blood counts performed on the Coulter MAXM analyzer and white blood cell counts are evaluated using a microscope. We also send chemistry lab tests and special tests to the nearby NSMC Labs for processing.
  • A strong collaboration between our lab and the NSMC Blood Bank, which provides blood products for our patients who require transfusions.