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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)

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  (757-953-1744), (757) 953-1623 or (757) 953-1643 to make an appointment or visit us at NMCP, 1st Floor Main Laboratory CHCC North.

Glucose Tolerance Test

Glucose Tolerance Test is available by appointment only : 953-1623/1643.
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cut-off  for acceptance of Glucose Tolerance Test is 10 a.m.
(No weekends- No Holidays) 

Please contact Client Service Supervisor, Mr. Brian Reese at (757) 953-3442/1623 you have any questions. 

Therapeutic Phlebotomy and Apheresis

For Therapeutic Phlebotomy and Apheresis appointments, please contact 757-953-1717 or 757-953-1730.

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 Eric Allen, (757) 853-1717/5602,

Non-military Laboratory Services Policy 

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.

Please click here for the complete memo and more information

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Building 2, 1st Floor


Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Closed on Federal Holidays and Weekends

Availability of Services

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

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*Updated 1 April 2024
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