Laboratory Services

Samaritan Medical Center's laboratory is a full service laboratory dedicated to serving the needs of healthcare providers through a committed staff and a client focused approached. A Board-certified Pathologist directs the laboratory activities, providing supportive services in both the medical and technical areas. The SMC laboratory is staffed by nearly 60 employees, including medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory assistants, histotechnicians, cytotechnologists and support staff.

The laboratory is staffed 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays, and performs over 1,000 tests a day. Testing includes blood tests (such as glucose and cholesterol), pathology specimens (such as PAP smears), and other specialized testing, including sweat testing for Cystic Fibrosis, and Glucose Tolerance Testing for diabetes.


The laboratory is accredited by the New York State Department of Health, The Joint Commission and the American Association of Blood Banks.

Specimen Processing
Specimens are processed upon receipt, and test results are rapidly reported to the client or nursing unit. Reporting times may vary, depending on the nature of the request and the amount of time required to perform the test. Many of our clients utilize electronic reporting that allows the report to print directly to the physician's office.

The Specimen Processing Area (SPA) is the "hub" of the laboratory. Initial questions regarding laboratory reports or specimen collection can be directed to the SPA (315-786-4943). 

Community Based Lab Testing Centers

Visit our Community Locations page  to get to any of these locations.

Clayton Family Health Center

Offering Lab and X-ray Services
909 Strawberry Lane Clayton, NY 13624
p. 315-686-2094

Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday
(closed each day from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Coffeen St. Lab & X-ray Lab Center

(same location as the Watertown Urgent Care)
1213 Coffeen St. Watertown, NY 13601
p. 315-755-2140

Hours: Mon./Tues./Wed./Fri. • 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thurs./Sat./Sun. • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

LeRay Family Health Center

Offering Lab and Imaging Services
26908 Independence Way, Suite 101 Evans Mills, NY 13637
p. 315-629-4525

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday 


All Lab and Imaging Services provided at this location
Samaritan Medical Center
830 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601
p. 315-785-4095

Hours: Monday – Friday • 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Patient Service Center

1571 Washington St., Suite 102, Watertown, NY 13601
p. 315-786-8962

Hours: Monday – Friday • 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
(closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

Washington Summit Imaging & Lab Center

Lab and Imaging Services
22567 Summit Drive Watertown, NY 13601
p. 315-788-1204

Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(closed from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)