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Laboratory Services

Providing Diagnostic Information

The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System’s two clinical laboratories are CLIA-certified and provide extensive services in all areas of laboratory medicine, including chemistry and therapeutic drug screening, toxicology, hematology, serology, microbiology, pathology and more. Anatomical and/or clinical board certified pathologists are available for consultation. All test requests from the simplest to the most esoteric are available through our laboratories. Stat services are available 24 hours a day.

Why choose Blue Mountain Health System’s laboratory services?

  • We have a friendly, small town atmosphere which allows patients to avoid long waiting times and provides a personal feel.
  • Seven convenient draw locations are available.
  • State-of-the-art instruments are operated by trained technicians, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
  • The Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital and Palmerton Hospital clinical laboratories are both CLIA-certified and JCAHO accredited.
  • Comprehensive, quality control programs ensure accurate patient results.
  • Laboratory services are provided to patients of all ages, newborn to seniors.
  • Critical result values are called to physicians to guarantee the best patient care.
  • Confidentiality privileges are held to the highest standards.
  • Professional Department of Transportation urine collection and urine drug screening.
  • Collection sites for DNA testing.

We have six draw center locations for your convenience:

Blue Mountain Health System Palmerton Campus
135 Lafayette Avenue
Palmerton, PA
610-826-1100

Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to noon
No holidays

Blue Mountain Health System Gnaden Huetten Campus
211 North 12th Street
Lehighton, PA
610-377-7083

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

Gilbert Medical Center X-ray and Laboratory Services
Route 209
Gilbert, PA
610-681-6364

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Closed 1 – 2 p.m. for lunch

Laboratory Center – Switchback Medical Center
1580 Center Avenue
Jim Thorpe, PA
570-325-2705

Monday and Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Laboratory Center – Jim Thorpe
1122 North Street
Jim Thorpe, PA
570-325-8835
(Inside Carbon Medical Assoc.)

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed 12:30 – 1 p.m. for lunch

Albrightsville Lab Center
2588 Old Stage Road & Rt. 209 Albrightsville, PA
570-722-8154

Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed 12:30 – 1 p.m. for lunch

Laboratories are closed on Sundays and Holidays – Open to the public at all locations.

  • Hospital Locations

    The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System provide a wide array of services at both the Gnaden Huetten and the Palmerton campuses.

    Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton , PA 18071
    610-826-3141

    Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton , PA 18235
    610-377-1300