Outreach Laboratory Services

In addition to providing lab services for all North Mississippi Health Services locations, North Mississippi Medical Center’s Pathology Department in Tupelo offers Outreach Laboratory Services to clients in north Mississippi and north Alabama. An overview of the services provided follows:

Outreach Laboratory Services

Directory of Services


  • Clinical and anatomic pathology with prompt follow-up by pathologists and clinical specialists, including pathologists with sub-board specialties in cytopathology

Diagnostic Services

  • Full service laboratory for clients in the north Mississippi/west Alabama area and surrounding communities
  • Broad range of tests using advanced instrumentation and technically proven methodologies with delivery of rapid and accurate laboratory results

Anatomic Pathology

  • Cytopathology, including ThinPrep imaging technology, with 24- to 48-hour turnaround times
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsies
  • Histology
  • Immunochemistry techniques
  • Surgical pathology
  • Frozen section analysis for immediate diagnostic information to surgeons


  • Extensive hemostatic testing options
  • Testing for hereditary bleeding and thrombotic disorders

Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis and Immunoassay

  • Extensive menu of chemical analyte quantification through state-of- the-art instrumentation
  • Nucleic acid testing


  • Peripheral blood and bone marrow studies
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic monitoring of blood disorders


  • Complete range of organism identification and susceptibility testing
  • Expert consultants in areas of bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology and virology

Transfusion Service

  • Pre-transfusion testing for blood component therapy
  • Cutting-edge antibody detection methodology
  • Immediate access to regional blood centers that provide all blood products and esoteric testing

Outreach Services

  • For nursing home residents, physician offices, clinics and hospitals
  • Drug screening services for industries
  • Continuing medical education programs through Mayo Medical Laboratories
  • Daily courier services providing timely laboratory pickups
  • Responsive customer service team

Competitive Pricing

  • Available for all tests
  • Patient, insurance, or client billing options
  • Provider contracts with major insurances

Competitive Turnaround Time

  • Same day services on most routine tests
  • Comprehensive in-house menu
  • Collaborate with Mayo Medical Laboratories for esoteric testing and timely reporting

Our Goal is Helping You


To provide excellent reference laboratory services to our customers


To be the preferred provider of laboratory services in a constantly expanding service area


Logistics: provide prompt, efficient turnaround times

Accuracy: provide superior quality and reliable results

Business: provide competitively priced laboratory services to our clients

Service: provide excellent, patient-centered customer service with a smile

Strengthening Our Efforts

Expert Services for You and Your Patients

NMMC Pathology Reference Laboratory's professional staff of board-certified Pathologists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Technologists, and Technicians, and support personnel is highly trained and dedicated. We offer expert clinical consultations as well as assistance in client problem solving.

Our laboratory benefits health care providers and their patients by:

  • Providing convenient local access to STAT and routine testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Implementing clinically relevant test strategies specific to the needs of the community and providers
  • Offering personalized customer service with consultative support from local pathologists and laboratory professionals
  • Ensuring continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient testing
  • Making results available in the electronic medical record for easy access at any NMHS location
  • Keeping local dollars in the community to enhance community services

Our Primary Reference Laboratory

NMMC Pathology Reference Laboratory's utilizes Quest Diagnostics for its esoteric testing needs. Quest Diagnostics is a distinctive leader in the field of esoteric testing and offers consultations with its physicians and scientists. This collaboration strengthens our efforts to provide exceptional laboratory services and patient care to the regions we serve.

Accreditation and Certification

  • College of American Pathologists (LAB #15993-01)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS/CLIA #25D0029531)
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: (662) 377-3066 or 1-800-626-3558
Fax: (662) 377-3337