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.
  • State-of-the-art instruments are operated by trained technicians, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
  • The Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton 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

Blue Mountain Health System Palmerton Campus
135 Lafayette Avenue
Palmerton, PA

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to Noon

Blue Mountain Health System Gnaden Huetten Campus
211 North 12th Street
Lehighton, PA

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to Noon

Laboratory Center – Switchback Medical Center
1580 Center Avenue
Jim Thorpe, PA

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.


Gilbert Lab and X-Ray Center                                                                        
Route 209
Gilbert, PA

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


  • Hospital Locations

    St Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus and St. Luke's Palmerton Campus provide a wide array of quality, health care services.

    St Luke's Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071

    St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton, PA 18235