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VA Boston Healthcare System


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



The clinical laboratory at VA Boston is staffed by over 100 professionals at several sites, including eight fulltime pathologists. The main site, located on the West Roxbury campus, is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Whether your doctors want to check your cholesterol, your blood count, or even a throat culture, the laboratory is the place they turn. The specialty departments include:

clincal chemistry, including immunoassays and drug testing hematology, microbiology, immunology, blood bank

Going to the lab for bloodwork?

When you visit one of our labs to have your blood drawn, you will be asked to present your VA identification card or other identification that has your full social security number on it. In addition, our phlebotomists are required to ask you to recite your full name and social security number as an extra measure of patient safety.


Please follow any dietary restrictions that your doctor may have requested (such as fasting) for your bloodwork.



Brockton - 8:00am-5:30pm 1st floor, building 3, behind elevators. Follow signs.
Jamaica Plain - 7:00am-4:30pm  2nd floor near the elevators, room #A2-73
West Roxbury - 7:00am-5:00pm  1st floor, building 3, near elevators, room #1B-126
Causeway St. - 8:00am-4:30pm   
Lowell  8:00am-4:30pm

Helpful Links:
College of American Pathologists (CAP)* 
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 


Contact Info


  • Brockton, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury
    Causeway Street, Lowell

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday