Laboratory Medicine

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

Contact Information

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(757) 953-1712


Building 2, 1st Floor

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 0630 - 1700

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: 757-953-1717/1730.