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Laboratory Services

St. Joseph Hospital provides laboratory services for outpatients at five convenient locations. Services include: phlebotomy, histology, blood bank, chemistry, hematology/urinalysis, coagulation, serology, and microbiology.

The hospital lab also tests samples obtained at our other laboratory locations and physician offices, as well as through visiting nurse agencies.

Medical Director Lesley Woods, MD, oversees the lab's policies, procedures, and clinical work. St. Joseph Hospital laboratory facilities are accredited by the College of American Pathologists' Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement Program (#1168101). Rigorous accreditation processes involve on-site reviews for quality control, staff qualifications, equipment, safety, and laboratory management to ensure outstanding service to our patients and clients.

Our Primary Reference Laboratory

St. Joseph Hospital Laboratory handles the vast majority of its testing, while utilizing Mayo Medical Laboratories for testing needs that require additional expertise. Mayo Medical Laboratories, the reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic, is a distinctive leader in the field of "esoteric" testing and offers consultations with its world-renowned physicians and scientists. This collaboration among physicians further strengthen our efforts to provide exceptional laboratory services and patient care to the region we serve.

Hours and Locations:

St. Joseph Hospital Laboratory and Drawing Stations are closed on all major holidays. 

St. Joseph Hospital, First Floor, Atrium Lobby
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 884-5679  

Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays, 6:30am to 11:00 am
Sundays, Closed

  • If you are showing signs and symptoms of COVID please call (603) 884-5679 upon arrival and press # to be placed on the hospital lab wait list. Lab staff will take your information and ask you to wait in your vehicle until a staff member calls you to come in

Amherst Street Lab Draw Station
460 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: (603) 595-3624    

Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; Closed 12 pm to 12:30pm

South Nashua Drawing Station
173 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 891-4483   

Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Hudson Lab Draw Station 
208 Robinson Road
Hudson, NH 03051
Phone: (603) 884-3660

Wednesdays, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Milford Medical Center
442 Nashua Street
Milford, NH 03055
Phone: (603) 673-9959
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, 7:00 am to 12:00 noon 

  • If you are showing signs and symptoms of COVID please call (603) 673-9959 upon arrival to be put on a wait list. Lab staff will take your information and ask you to wait in your vehicle until lab is ready for you.
  • Lab waiting area is large enough at this location for patients to achieve recommended social distancing.

Contact Information

Customer Support

Tel: (603) 884-5679


COVID-19 Testing at St. Joseph Hospital


  • COVID Testing will be offered at the Main Hospital Campus located on 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. Appointments are not required. However, you must call (603) 884-5679 upon parking at the hospital for further instructions.  Do not enter the hospital until instructed to do so.

  • The COVID Tetsing site at St. Joseph Hospital offers a PCR throat swab test only. This can be performed on symptomatic or asymptomatic patients. Tests results should be provided within 72 hours of collection via MyChart (which you will be registered for upon arrival). However, all patients testing positive for COVID will be called directly.

  • For Patients Seeking Rapid COVID Testing, the Community Testing site does not offer rapid testing, however, we do offer rapid testing for eligible patients at St. Joseph Hospital Urgent Care in Milford, the St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department in Nashua, and through our primary care practices for current patients.  For more information about rapid testing click here 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday 7AM-4PM

  • Saturday 7AM-11AM

  • Closed on Sundays and all major holidays.

Instructions for Patients Upon Arrival at St. Joseph Hospital:

  • Upon arrival, please remain in your car and call (603) 884-5679 to be registered over the phone. Once the registrar hands the paperwork over to the phlebotomist, they will call you again and provide further instructions to proceed to the designated COVID testing parking spots. You will then be brought in through a separate entrance and tested. 

  • Most insurance plans cover testing in full, however, if financial assistance is needed, applications will be available.

  • Interpreter Services will also be available.

  • If you are uninsured or do not have full coverage benefits for COVID-19 testing, New Hampshire Medicaid has established a COVID-19 Testing Benefit that may or may not pay for testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 for persons who are not already a Medicaid beneficiary and do not have full coverage for COVID-19 testing and diagnosis.  Applications are available at

Understanding Your Test Results:

  • Once you've had your COVID-19 test, you'll receive a brochure that explains how to access your test results at, as well as what to do while waiting for your results and how to interpret your results.

  • To download a copy of this brochure, click here

Habla Espanol?

  • Haga clic aquí para descargar una copia del folleto de resultados de las pruebas COVID-19