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labThe Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts provide laboratory services.  The Roanoke City Health Department Laboratory is located at 1502 Williamson Rd. 2nd Floor Roanoke, VA  24012. The laboratory's mission is to provide or assist their customers in accessing professional, affordable, quality laboratory services. It provides medical laboratory support to Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts clinics. The Roanoke City Health Department also provides a Laboratory Only Program for individuals in need, but who are not health department patients. Please click on the following subject headings for specific information:

Laboratory Only Services

Lab Only Services: People from the community can access our lab services if they have a doctor's order for lab work and meet eligibility requirements.  They must call (540) 283-5050 for an appointment.

Eligibility determination is required initially and repeated annually. Therefore, the patient or guardian will be required to bring proof of income to the first appointment. Families/individuals with income levels below 167 % of the poverty level are eligible for this service. Lab work will only be done at the Roanoke City Health Department by appointment only. Appointments are limited. This service is for routine lab work and not for emergency or stat work.

Patients must provide a physician's order which includes the appropriate diagnosis codes each time testing is done. Any phone orders must be followed by written confirmation within 24 hours. A medical release will be signed by the patient or guardian in order that reports may be sent to their physician. We will need diagnostic codes on the order form.

Fees will be charged for each test. A venipuncture fee and a handling fee will be charged on a sliding scale as applicable. Payment must be made before specimens are obtained unless it is to be billed to Medicare or Medicaid.  A Medicare, Medicaid card or private insurance is required.

HIV Testing

Testing for HIV and other STD’s is available through our STD Clinics.  Call for an appointment (540) 283-5050. 

Newborn Screening for infants born at home

Contact Roanoke City Health Department Laboratory at (540) 283-5050 to schedule an appointment.


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Last Updated: 12-16-2011

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