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Junell Petersen, MS, MLS (ASCP)
Laboratory Outreach Coordinator

Karen Samuelson, MLS (ASCP)
Director of Laboratory Services

Laboratory services for
clinics and hospitals

Rice Laboratory, together with Minnesota Pathologists Chartered, provide reference testing services for clinical, cytological and surgical pathology specimens.

Testing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our standard courier service visits more than 30 different facilities on weekdays, and also provides some limited Saturday and Sunday service.

For tests not performed at Rice Laboratory, specimens may be referred by Rice to strategic partners.

Rice Laboratory's Outreach program can also contract for services in pathology consulting, technical consulting, or laboratory management services. Rice lab staff are also available to assist with information on reimbursement issues, coding questions, and regulatory inspections.

Rice Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the College of American Pathologists based on the results of an onsite inspection.

Lab tests available to the general public

Direct Lab Access is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way for you to receive lab tests.

It is a health care resource that is open to the general public.

If you do not have healthcare insurance, or if you have high insurance deductible and co-pays, you may find Direct Lab Access to be an affordable way to get the information you need.

Lab tests at Rice

Questions about lab tests?

Most of the Direct Lab Access test results come with a handout explaining the normal range for that particular test. For more detailed information, please contact your healthcare provider. is a public resource about clinical laboratory testing. It is written by laboratory professionals. It has been designed to help you better understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of the routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

Frequently asked questions about Direct Lab Access

Does my doctor need to order these tests for me?
A physician's order is not required, however, we encourage you to share the results with your healthcare provider.

Will a copy of the results be sent to my doctor?
To keep costs low, we do not send results to your healthcare provider. You may share the results directly with your healthcare provider.

Where do I go to get the tests?
Direct Lab Access is located on the first floor of Rice Memorial Hospital. You do not need to register in the lobby. Go directly to the lab.

When are you open?
The tests are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Do I need to fast beforehand?
All tests that recommend or require fasting are noted on the Lab Test menu.

How long will it take?
It takes just a few minutes for the test sample to be taken. Depending on the test, results may be available in about an hour. Some tests may take up to a few days to receive results. All results will be sent directly to you at the address you provide. Any abnormal results will be noted by the pathologist.

Will you bill my insurance company?
Your insurance will not be billed. All tests must be paid for by cash or check at the time of the test.

Do I need to be 18?
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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