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Clinical Laboratory

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Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory is staffed by a team of professionals operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide quick and accurate test results.

The lab is equipped with leading-edge technology and analyzers, offering comprehensive testing in the specialties of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, histology, cytology and blood banking. The lab’s analyzers and information systems interface with the Hospital’s main computer system and results are accurately transmitted to the Hospital’s inpatient units and, in many cases, directly to physician offices in a timely, effective manner. Frederick Memorial Laboratory is licensed by the State of Maryland, and is accredited by The Joint Commission to fulfill all laboratory testing regulations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Following are brief descriptions of some of the services offered by the lab:




The study of the cellular components of the blood, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.  Common tests are the CBC and the H&H. These tests can indicate infection, anemia or leukemia.


The study of the serum or plasma of the blood.  Common tests include glucose, cholesterol, potassium and creatinine. They can indicate diabetes, renal disease or heart disease.


The study of bacteria and viruses in the body. Cultures of blood, urine, throat or wounds are performed to detect infections and determine the best antibiotic course to treat them.

Blood Bank

Blood typing and other tests are performed to “crossmatch”  a patient’s blood with donor blood for surgery or a transfusion. 


The Laboratory Team
The collection, testing and results-reporting of specimens is a team effort of many professionals in the laboratory including: 

  • Pathologists
    Physicians specializing in areas such as laboratory medicine, surgical pathology and cytology.
  • Phlebotomists
    Professionals who are trained to take blood samples and other specimens from patients.
  • Medical technologists
    Clinical laboratory scientists educated and trained to analyze samples to produce accurate and reliable test results.
  • Cytologists and Histotechnologists
    Trained to process surgical and cellular specimens, these professionals assist with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Frederick Memorial Hospital Laboratory Services Locations

In addition to the main laboratory at the Hospital, Frederick Memorial also offers convenient patient service centers in Frederick, Urbana and Mt Airy. Each of the patient service centers is staffed by laboratory professionals and provides comprehensive collection services, including blood work for pre-admission, outpatient surgery testing, or tests ordered by a patient’s physician. Following are the locations of Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Services patient service centers. All specimens collected at these sites are returned to the Frederick Memorial Laboratory several times a day for analysis and testing.


Hours of Operation

Telephone Number

FMH Rose Hill
1562 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD  21702

Monday - Friday:  7am - 6pm
Saturday:  7am - 1pm 


FMH Crestwood
7211 Bank Court
Frederick, MD. 21703

Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm 


Mt. Airy Health Services
1502 South Main St, Suite 201
Mt. Airy, MD.  21771

Monday - Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - noon 


FMH Urbana
3430 Worthington Blvd
Frederick, MD.  21704

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm 





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