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Diagnostic experts supporting your journey to improved health

Expert and Compassionate Lab Testing 

The Outpatient Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton provides a comfortable, convenient setting for your laboratory testing needs. Our team sees patients on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis. Doctor’s orders are required for all lab tests. 

Once our lab team obtains the samples, we'll send them to the main laboratory for testing. The main lab will send your results directly to your doctor who ordered the test. 

Register for Outpatient Laboratory services at the Admitting office. We accept most insurance plans. 

Expert Team, Comprehensive Services 

BID Milton's Laboratory performs more than 750,000 different tests annually — ranging from the common, such as blood counts and glucose, to complex testing for thyroid function, cancer tumors or cardiac diagnosis. Our staff includes: 

  • 25+ nationally certified laboratory technicians and technologists. Our team has undergone specialized, advanced training to perform their work. These technicians perform all tests.
  • 15+ phlebotomists. Their job is to ensure that the team gets the right specimen from the right patient at the right time.  

Our dedication to providing quality service has earned the lab accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP accreditation is the gold standard for laboratory performance. The rigorous inspection program helps ensure that CAP labs maintain the highest standard of care for their patients. 

BID Milton Transfusion Service 

BID Milton also operates a transfusion service. The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) has awarded this service accreditation. Our hospital welcomes this voluntary inspection to help us achieve excellence. It promotes a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to quality performance. Through inspection and evaluation, the AABB determined that our level of medical, technical and administrative performance meets or exceeds their rigorous requirements. 

The hospital's transfusion service processes blood and blood components from the American Red Cross. Some patients receive blood transfusions during or after surgery when they’ve lost blood. More frequently, patients receive blood transfusions when their bone marrow isn’t producing enough red cells or other components.  

BID Milton laboratory also types and screens about 2,000 samples of blood from patients to determine the type of blood or blood product that a patient needs for a transfusion. BID Milton employs two full-time transfusion service technologists who oversee testing and typing. They are also responsible for maintaining the high-quality standard that earned our accreditation from the AABB. 

Lab Hours 

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 4:15 pm

Lab closes promptly at 4:30 pm, with the last patient sign-in at 4:15 pm.