Laboratory and Pathology

The Clinical Laboratory of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center is composed of a staff of dedicated professionals qualified as, Clinical Laboratory Assistants (CLA); Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT); Medical Technologists (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) and Pathologists. 


The Laboratory Department is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a full range of clinical diagnostic laboratory services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


The Laboratory is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.  It is staffed by dedicated professionals who play an important role on the hospital medical care team. 


There are over 1,200 clinical tests available to our medical staff, with more than 350 different tests performed in the hospital clinical laboratory.  These clinical tests provide important information for physicians and nurses, so they can provide excellent care for our patients. 


Our blood products are provided by the Community Blood Bank Center of the Carolinas (CBCC), an FDA approved facility located in Charlotte, NC.  Most all of our blood supply is obtained from volunteer donors living here in our region.  Please consider becoming a blood donor volunteer and participate in our CBCC blood drives.