Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Laboratory Services

Accurate and Timely Results Are Important

In order to better understand your medical condition, your doctor may require tests. Our labs perform thousands of tests each day using the latest technologies to provide high quality lab results. We provide a full range of laboratory tests — from basic testing, such as rapid strep or pregnancy, to complex molecular testing and microbiology.

Pathology services at Carris Health are serviced by Minnesota Pathologists Chartered. We offer routine turnaround time of 24-28 hours for biopsies and surgical resection specimens and can provide external consultations to provide additional confirmation and information. Find more information on services available through Minnesota Pathologists Chartered here.

Learn more about our Direct Lab here:

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