Laboratory & Pathology

Terrebonne General's laboratory is divided into two JCAHO accredited units: the Clinical Laboratory, and the Anatomic Pathology and Cytology Laboratory. The clinical lab provides your doctor state-of-the-art blood and fluid testing to better define your medical condition. The laboratory utilizes the most modern equipment to provide your doctor with results quickly, accurately, and efficiently.


The Anatomic Pathology lab tests and diagnoses body tissue that has been removed during surgery. The tissue sample is examined by a pathologist, who is a physician specialized in the examination and diagnosis of disease. He makes recommendations about your condition and presents possible treatment options to your doctor. The Cytology Laboratory is a specialized lab that examines cell samples, from body fluids and other sites, in order to present a diagnosis to your physician.

Outpatient Lab

For patients needing simple blood work, TGMC has a convenient Outpatient Lab located on the first floor of the hospital. Patients must first go to Admissions with the physician order, then the patient will walk a short distance to the Outpatient Lab to the complete the necessary lab work. This convenient location and process is designed with the patient in mind as our goal is to treat you in a prompt yet courteous manner.

To contact the Outpatient Lab at TGMC call 985-873-4040. The department hours are Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm.