In light of the current state of emergency and significant efforts to prevent the spread of COVID -19 within our community, Catholic Health Laboratory REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT for all Patient Service Centers (Lab Collection Stations).

Any patient requiring a blood draw will need to perform the following:

  • Contact the Catholic Health Laboratory Customer Service line at (716) 862-1150 24/7 (same day appointments available). For Mount St. Mary's Hospital, call (716) 298-2370 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Answer the required screening questions.
  • Schedule an appointment for the PSC location of your choice– Same day appointments are available.
  • Arrive at the designated PSC (collection station) no more than five minutes prior to your appointment.
  • No more than three patients will occupy the PSC waiting area at a time – Patients may be accompanied by ONE additional person- and social distancing will occur.
  • Please note: The screening questions will be asked again at the onset of the phlebotomy service.
  • Patients will be required to vacate the site after the service so that the next patient may be seen in a timely fashion.

Fast, Convenient Lab Testing

Catholic Health Laboratory Service Centers offer fast, convenient laboratory testing. No appointment is necessary, and unlike other medical labs, we process tests locally. This means you can receive same-day lab test results in most cases.

Erie County Locations

Amherst/Williamsville

Buffalo

Cheektowaga

Hamburg

Kenmore/Tonawanda

Lackawanna

Lancaster

Orchard Park

West Seneca

Niagara County Locations

Lewiston

Blood Testing FAQs

Why did my doctor order a blood test?

A blood test can tell your doctor many things about your health. Your doctor may use your blood test results to:

  • Assess how well your blood clots
  • Check how well a condition is responding to treatment
  • Diagnose a disease
  • Evaluate how well your organs are working
  • Look for risk factors for certain medical conditions

How do I prepare for my blood test?

Most blood tests do not require any special preparation. However, some blood tests require you to fast (not eat) beforehand for a certain amount of time. Your doctor will let you know if you need to fast before your test and for how long.

When will my doctor receive my lab test results?

Most lab test results are available within 24 hours. These are automatically sent to your physician electronically or by autofax.

Home Blood Draw Program

Catholic Health offers home blood draw services for patients who qualify for homebound patient plans. Have your physician contact an outreach staff member at (716) 862-1142 during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn more about the rules and requirements of the home blood draw program.