Skilled Lab Team, Expert Partners, and Advanced Technology

We have a Skilled Lab Team 

Munson laboratories are staffed by:

  • Board-certified pathologists
  • Medical laboratory scientists
  • Medical laboratory technicians
  • Histotechnicians
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Transcriptionists
  • Laboratory assistants
  • Phlebotomists
  • Couriers

Each Munson Healthcare Lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and/or the Joint Commission, and also is certified in meeting all rigorous federal requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA88). All Munson Healthcare Labs participate in regular proficiency testing.

Expert Lab Partners

Tests not performed at your local hospital or collection site are sent by courier to Munson Medical Center’s state-of-the-art automated laboratory for analysis. That means patients can have their blood drawn at a location near their home and be confident that the same team of Munson Healthcare experts will deliver timely, accurate reports and results to their health care provider. 

With Mayo on the Side

Complex testing not provided within Munson Healthcare is sent to our laboratory partner, Mayo Medical Laboratories, a global reference laboratory in Rochester, Minn. We are connected with the Mayo lab electronically, with all results residing in one electronic medical record.

We Use Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Munson Healthcare Labs are equipped with some of the latest technology available in health care today to speed diagnoses and ensure treatment begins as quickly as possible.

BioFire®

Munson Medical Center is the only hospital in northern Michigan with BioFire® technology, which currently is used mostly at academic medical centers. BioFire is used at Munson Medical Center to identify specific germs in patients showing symptoms of dangerous blood infections. The machine compares the patient’s DNA in a prepared sample of the blood, spinal fluid, or respiratory fluid with the DNA of yeast, fungi, viruses, and bacteria in its data base to quickly identify a foreign organism. This greatly reduces the time it takes to make an accurate diagnosis and begin life-saving treatment.

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF)

Munson Medical Center also was one of the very first hospitals in Michigan to use new Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) technology. This technology also drastically reduces the time it takes to identify bacteria and speeds targeted, therapeutic care. Up to 48 patient specimens can be analyzed on a single slide at once, with results for all 48 reported within 60 minutes. Additionally, E. coli or Salmonella cultures that previously took three days to grow and identify are now identified in about 24 hours.

Service Locations

Bear Lake Outpatient Services 8225 Lake St. Bear Lake, MI 49614 231-864-5002 Get Directions
Charlevoix Hospital - Outpatient Services 14700 Lake Shore Dr. Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-4024 Get Directions
Cowell Family Cancer Center 217 S. Madison St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-392-8400 Get Directions
Empire Community Health Center 9975 West Ottawa Ave. Empire, MI 49630 Get Directions
Grayling Community Health Center 1250 E. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49738 989-348-0550 Get Directions
Grayling Hospital - Outpatient Services 1100 E. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49660 Get Directions
Mancelona Health Center 419 W. State St. Mancelona, MI 49659 231-587-9328 Get Directions
Manistee Hospital - Outpatient Services 1465 E. Parkdale Ave. Manistee, MI 49660 Get Directions
Manistee Wellness Center 2198 US-31 S. Manistee, MI 49660 231-398-1960 Get Directions
Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686 Get Directions
Munson Laboratories at Grand Traverse Commerce Centre 3287 S. Airport Rd. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-392-0380 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services - Benzonia 6227 Frankfort Hwy. Benzonia, MI 49616 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services – Chums Corner 4025 Chums Village Dr., Ste. C, Traverse City, MI 49685 231-943-0637 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services - Interlochen 1975 Stirling Dr. Interlochen, MI 49643 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services – Kingsley 2291 M-113 E. Kingsley, MI 49649 231-392-7890 Get Directions
Munson Outpatient Services - Manton 115 E. Seventh St. Manton, MI 49663 231-824-9414 Get Directions
Munson Professional Building 1221 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 Get Directions
Prudenville Community Health Center 2585 W. Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenville, MI 48651 989-366-2900 Get Directions
Roscommon Community Health Center 234 Lake St. Roscommon, MI 48653 989-275-1200 Get Directions
Suttons Bay Medical Clinic 93 B W. 4th St. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-271-0350 231-271-0356 Get Directions
Wellston Outpatient Services 14477 Caberfae Hwy. (M-55) Wellston, MI 49689 Get Directions