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

Down 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. Saturday 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:

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

Timely 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)