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Laboratory Services – Policy Change
Effective March 15, 2023
In accordance with Defense Health Agency (DHA) policy, NMCP and its Branch Health Clinics, will no longer be authorized to accept and process laboratory orders from non-Military Treatment Facility (MTF) providers.
This change is part of a continued effort to support DHA’s priorities and optimize communication between laboratory services and ordering providers.
If you have been given a lab order from a non-MTF provider, you may report to a TRICARE approved laboratory facility. Please ask your provider which TRICARE approved laboratory they would prefer you use.

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Scope of Services

Our Laboratory provides a comprehensive range of anatomic pathology, blood bank, and clinical pathology services to all eligible beneficiaries. We serve as a center of excellence and referral facility for Laboratory Medicine. The Inpatient Laboratory is staffed 24/7 to provide services which meet patient care requirements.

Our Blood Bank and Donor Center collects and manufactures all the blood components necessary to support patient care at NMCP, as well as, supporting the Navy Blood Program and Armed Services Blood Program mission requirements.

The Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Laboratory will provide quality support to facilitate operational readiness, patient management, research, training and wellness while providing an environment conducive to good morale.


We are the Department of Defense’s premier laboratory. We provide the best quality services using the most up to date knowledge and technology to meet the operational readiness, education and health care needs of the community.


Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) Cytology Clinic availability is by appointment only at the FNA Clinic, following referral from your medical provider. Please call the FNA Clinic at (757) 953-1623 or (757) 953-1643 to make an appointment or visit us at NMCP, 1st Floor Main Laboratory CHCC North.

Service Hours


Blood Donation and Platelet Apheresis Services

Walk-ins and scheduled Apheresis platelet donations - 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday and most Fridays.
No service is available on weekend
If you would like to make an appointment or have a question, please contact Judith Barnes, (757) 853-1717/5602,

Outpatient Phlebotomy Services

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
**Effective Aug. 1, 2023 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday**
No service is available on weekends and Federal holidays.

All Glucose Tolerance Testing 

By appointments only,
Contact Bryan Reese, (757) 953-3442 you have any questions

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Building 2, 1st Floor


Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Availability of Services

Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, FNA Clinic, Apheresis, Glucose Tolerance Test


Glucose Tolerance Test is available by appointment: 953-1623/1643; Autologous Blood Donation, Therapeutic Phlebotomy and Apheresis: 757-953-1717 or 757-953-1730.

Laboratory Links

*Updated 28 July  2023
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