Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Coastal Medical laboratory is committed to providing useful tests with high quality results that are accurate, reliable and available in a timely and cost-effective manner.
NOTE: Lab Services During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Coastal Medical laboratory services will be available at select locations. Please check our hours and directions page for a link to most updated information regarding availability and check in procedures. Please do not visit the laboratory if you have a cough, shortness of breath or a fever over 100.4 degrees.
Coastal Medical employs well trained professionals who specialize in Clinical Laboratory Science. They perform a wide range of clinical procedures on patient specimens. These procedures include preparing specimens for examination, counting cells, looking for abnormal cells. All Coastal laboratory testing personnel are required to possess both the appropriate national certification (NCA or ASCP) and have an active professional license issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Testing
We are pleased to announce that Coastal Medical Laboratory is now performing COVID-19 molecular diagnostic testing.
The charge for this COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory test (HCPCS U0003) is $150.00.
In accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act. Insured patients may be covered for COVID-19 testing without paying a deductible or coinsurance amount during the public health emergency. Please check with your plan to confirm your benefit coverage.
News & Updates
Coastal has put processes in place to reduce your risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. This is copy from a recent email that went out to all Coastal Medical patients. Whether you are making a routine request or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, this information will guide in getting the help you need.
Feb. 6, 2020 (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – Coastal Medical and Lifespan have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue an affiliation in which Coastal, a large Rhode Island independent primary care provider, would join Lifespan’s comprehensive academic health care system.