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Laboratory Department

Benefis Laboratory strives to stay on the forefront of technological advancements. Most recently, we installed an automated track system to help process more than 2.5 million individual tests annually.

Our laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which accredits the entire spectrum of laboratory test disciplines with the most rigorous checklists. With on-site inspections and management of the most scientifically endorsed laboratory standards, our laboratory provides accurate, timely, and cost-effective testing.

Our laboratory covers a broad range of services for both inpatient and outpatient needs, including hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, microbiology, molecular microbiology, transfusion medicine, and anatomic pathology. We utilize Mayo Clinic Lab for reference testing when testing is unavailable in our facility.

To view our specimen collections, manuals and tests offered at Benefis Health System, Click Here.

We conveniently offer three blood draw sites in Great Falls:

Benefis East Outpatient Laboratory Services (View Map)
1401 25th Street South
Medical Office Building #4, Entrance 4, Floor 1
Phone: (406) 731-8337
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Benefis West Hospital Laboratory Services (View Map)
500 15th Street South
Entrance 34, Floor 1
Phone: (406) 455-2016
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Full Service Main Lab at Benefis East Laboratory (View Map)
1101 26th Street South
North Tower, Entrance 1, Floor 2
Phone: (406) 455-5435
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Appointments are only necessary for Sweat Chloride and Paternity collection
  • When you come for your lab test, be sure to bring the lab test order from your provider and your insurance card.
  • Fasting: The laboratory defines fasting as no food, drink (water is OK and encouraged), or smoking for 12 hours before the blood is drawn. Patients may still take their medication with small amounts of water, unless your provider has told you otherwise. Candy, gum, mints, and coffee should not be consumed if your labs require fasting.