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Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Laboratory Services at DECH

Providing lab services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.

Lab-(1).JPGDown East Community Hospital Laboratory is ready to provide you with local, quality-focused laboratory testing.  Our laboratory is accredited by CMS/CLIA.

Our lab is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for inpatients and emergency room patients. Outpatient hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are available from 8:00am to 12noon - patient services can be made at other times by calling the laboratory staff at 255-0230.

Dr. Marek Skacel, one of several pathologists employed by Dahl-Chase Pathology, is our medical director. Pathology Consultation is available to medical staff and our health care team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Routine laboratory services offered on site include:
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Immunology
  • Serology
  • Drug screens for substance abuse assessments
  • Blood Bank
  • Cardiac risk assessment
  • Phlebotomy

A courier service equipped to appropriately handle and store samples is used for transporting specimens to reference laboratories approved by medical staff.

DECH_lab2.jpgTimely Lab Results
Stat reports are available typically within 10 minutes and usually no longer than 60 minutes. Our team is in close communication with other staff and prioritizes accordingly. Reports are in an easy to read format and can be faxed to your physican’s office when requested or automatically faxed the day after results.

How to access Lab Services:
The majority of tests require a physician order, however, some tests can be ordered by the patient. These are:
  • Glucose (for diagnosed diabetics)
  • Cholesterol
  • Occult blood (stool)
  • Pregnancy test (qualitative urine or serum)

Specimen collection is accepted on a first come, first serve basis from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Urgent collections can be done by special request off hours. Glucose tolerance testing does require an appointment as does a few other specialized tests.

Call the lab at 255-0230 to schedule an appointment.

Down East Community Hospital is a proud provider of laboratory services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East Regions of Maine.