ALMH offers a full service laboratory offering a broad range of routine and specialty services for both inpatient and outpatient medical care. It continues to be awarded accreditation annually by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of on-site inspections.

Each department of the laboratory is directed by a pathologist from the Pathology Associates of Central Illinois (, as well as a registered medical technologist employed by ALMH.

The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and holds a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) certificate from the Health Care Finance Administration.

Patients may enter through the front lobby at any time, no appointment needed, to access laboratory services. Please register at the front desk in the lobby. You can bring your order with you or have your physician’s office send the order directly to ALMH. If you do not have an order, we will try to contact your physician to obtain an order for the desired test. If you have any questions, please call the Laboratory department at 217-605-5400.


The bloodbank provides blood and blood components for transfusion. All blood products are received from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center ( Consultation is available with a transfusion service medical director 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 217-605-5400.


The chemistry department performs over 170 general chemistry, therapeutic drug, lipid, hepatitis, and endocrine analytes. Routine and stat testing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The coagulation laboratory offers a relatively full range of diagnostic services. The routine tests are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and include a wide variety of tests. More specialized testing is performed by arrangement with the department. Patients referred for possible bleeding problems will be interviewed by a pathologist and appropriate testing will be performed as indicated. To schedule special procedures please call 217-605-5400 between the hours of 6:30am – 2:30pm.


The hematology laboratory offers a full range of routine tests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A wide variety of special tests are performed either in the hematology laboratory or in the special hematology laboratory. Some of the tests are performed only by prior arrangement and during routine hours. Consultation with a pathologist is available by calling 217-605-5400, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.


The Microbiology/Virology Department offers a wide range of services for isolation and identification of bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Specimens should be accompanied by pertinent clinical information to ensure that proper techniques will be employed in culturing the specimen.

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