Sample tubes in a medical laboratory.

Laboratory

2069.2 miles away
509-474-3065
Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Last check-in no later than 3:45 p.m.

Laboratory

Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Last check-in no later than 3:45 p.m.

Our certified phlebotomists will make your trip to the lab as easy, comfortable and as quick as possible. They complete more than 300,000 blood draws each year and are skilled in working with people of all ages, including children.

Nearly three-quarters of all medical decisions doctors make are based on the results of blood work and other lab tests. The Laboratory at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center provides doctors with the information they need to help prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor disease.

While the phlebotomists are often the face of our lab, they’re backed by licensed pathologists, board-certified medical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, and lab assistants – all working together to make sure you and your doctor get accurate, quick results.

We offer a full range of laboratory services, including:

  • Blood bank
  • Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology

A full directory of the tests we offer is available here.

We are licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Facility and accredited by the Joint Commission.

For your convenience, we offer several outpatient laboratories:

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center West Tower Lab

Main Floor of the Women’s and Surgery Center
101 W 9th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
509-474-4444
Open 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (last check-in no later than 4:15 p.m.)

Providence Sacred Heart Doctor's Building Lab

5th Floor of the East Tower Doctor’s Building
105 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
509-474-4403
Open 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (last check-in no later than 4:15 p.m.)

Providence Heart Institute Lab

5th Floor of the Heart Institute
122 W 7th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
509-474-6573
Open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last check-in no later than 3:45 p.m.)

What should I expect?

When you arrive, please check in with patient registration. After registering, you can remain in our waiting room until we call your name. Your phlebotomist will then take you to the area where your blood will be drawn.

You can expect to encounter friendly, helpful staff throughout your visit. They aim to serve you quickly and keep you as comfortable as possible. After your lab work is finished, we’re happy to help you find your way to your medical appointment or other locations on our campus.

I have an order for lab work that reads “LabCorp” on the top. Do I have to have a Providence requisition to get my blood drawn in your lab?

No. We’re able to use any signed physician order for lab work, including those from other laboratories.

Do I need an appointment?

We require an order from your doctor, but in most cases, you don’t need an appointment. If you’ll be having a sweat chloride test, however, we do ask that you schedule your visit. Please call 509-474-4403 to make your appointment and receive instructions.

Should I fast before getting my blood drawn?

With some tests, eating or drinking before your lab work can affect the results. But you’re not required to fast unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

If fasting is necessary, avoid eating or drinking anything but water for 10 to 12 hours before we draw your blood. You may continue to take your medications unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Drinking water while you’re fasting is important because it hydrates your veins and will make your blood draw easier. If you’d like, you can bring a snack with you to eat once your lab work is complete.

How will I receive my results?

Lab reports go directly to your doctor, who should contact you with your results. You can request a copy for your personal records or obtain one through MyChart.

Our Providence Laboratory Medicine Education Programs are built on a tradition of excellence. We offer diverse training for a variety of lab roles to promote high-quality patient care at multiple levels of service. Each program features dedicated instructors and robust program structures to help develop competent medical laboratorians. If you are interested in the intersection of science and medicine, laboratory medicine may be a career for you.

Graduates of the school are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam. They are highly recruited and often go on to become leaders in laboratory medicine.

Learn more about our program