The Franklin Memorial Hospital Laboratory is nationally accredited and regulated by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The laboratory employs one full time board certified pathologist and 40 staff members all professionally educated, certified and trained to provide quality service and testing accuracy for our community.
Our knowledgeable and skilled staff is dedicated to providing excellence in the care of all patients and to producing quality results for our patients and providers.
To provide accurate, timely, cost-effective laboratory services while maintaining the highest level of caring and respect for our patients, our clients, our hospital and our profession.
The Franklin Memorial Hospital Laboratory is a state of the art facility providing a full range of diagnostic testing services to patients and clients from Franklin, Androscoggin, Somerset, Kennebec, and Oxford counties.
We offer an extensive range of services, including:
The FMH Laboratory’s extensive Outreach Program provides courier service to Physician offices and clinics within Greater Franklin County. The courier service makes approximately 35 stops per day, traveling over 1000 miles per week, from Livermore Falls to Rangeley to Kingfield and many stops in between. We provide an early morning phlebotomy service to area Nursing Care Facilities. We also provide home draws for our house-bound patients as needed.
Instructions for Lab Tests that Require Fasting
Fasting means that you cannot have anything to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to having your blood drawn. You may drink water. You should also continue to take your medications unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Tests that require you to fast include:
Open to inpatients 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
Open to outpatients Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday 7 to 11 a.m.
We serve our patients on a walk-in basis; we do not take appointments. (The exception is the Glucose Tolerance Test patients. They are scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 7 a.m.)
A physician order is necessary for testing and every patient must stop to register at the Patient Registration desk before arriving in the laboratory.