Our Services

LabFirst delivers exceptional laboratory services to healthcare providers and patients. Our quality service begins at the time a patient enters a LabFirst Patient Service Center and continues throughout the post-analytical process. Through the provision of LabFirst's quality testing, timely and accessible reporting and clinically relevant information, physicians and healthcare providers are enabled to treat and diagnose patients more accurately and efficiently.

Atlas LabWorks

Atlas LabWorks is the premiere laboratory order entry and results reporting system available.

Unrivaled for its functionality, scalability and configurability, the system is built on a central server architecture that can be deployed in any combination of Thick (local database) or Thin (no local database) clients using the same web browser interface over dial-up lines, a network or the Internet. With the most robust functionality available today, Atlas LabWorks can meet the needs of the broadest possible spectrum of users, from individual laboratories doing local outreach to regional and national laboratory networks with multiple labs serving thousands of clients.


Atlas LabWorks provides all of the necessary tools to reduce your Medical Necessity write-offs, accelerate collections and increase operational efficiency. Integrated Medical Necessity Verification allows multiple workflows tailored to your compliance needs and user preferences. Order entry forms are automatically populated with relevant demographic and insurance information from a historical patient database that is dynamically updated. The system drastically reduces data entry errors, ensuring clean orders and accurate billing information, and dramatically increases customer satisfaction.

Client Services

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Friday
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Call: (205) 971-5706 or 1-877-4LABFIRST

After Hours/Weekends and Holidays:

(205) 971-5380 (Grandview LabFirst Main Lab)

Courier Services

LabFirst provides reliable courier services to meet the needs of clients. Our staff will expedite the delivery of your specimens for optimal turnaround time. We offer convenient pickup times in your area.

For specimen pick-ups contact Courier Dispatch:

Monday - Friday (205) 971-5358 or (205) 337-4831

Weekend and Holidays (205) 337-4955

LabFirst Courier Pickups: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Weekend & Holidays until 2:00 pm

Menu of Tests

Through the structure of LabFirst, we are able to provide you with a variety of testing in the most efficient manner.

  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Therapeutic Drugs
  • Urine Testing
  • Special Chemistry
  • Blood Bank
  • Microbiology
  • Analysis of Body Fluids


CBC, with calculated indices, with or without a differential and individual components of the CBC: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, and Platelet Count.

  • Westergren Sedimentation Rate
  • Protime (PT)
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
  • Fibrinogen
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Plavix (P2Y12)
  • ASA (Asprin) Testing
  • D-Dimer

Basic Chemistry

  • CMS approved Chemistry panels
  • Glucose Testing
  • Lipid/Coronary risk testing
  • HCG, Qualitative and Quantitative

Therapeutic Drugs

  • Lithium
  • Salicylate
  • Digoxin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Phenobarbitol
  • Theophylline
  • Valproic Acid
  • Gentamicin
  • Tobramycin
  • Vancomycin
  • Acetaminophen
  • Quinidine
  • Procainamide with NAPA

Urine Testing

  • Urinalysis (with or without microscopic)
  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Urea Nitrogen
  • Potassium
  • Creatinine Clearance

Special Chemistry

  • Hormone Testing
  • Infectious Diseases (HIV and Hepatitis A,B, and C)
  • Electrophoresis
  • HgbA1C
  • Drug Testing
  • Plasma Proteins
  • ANA
  • Zinc

Blood Bank

  • Fetal Screen
  • Monotest
  • Blood Typing (ABO & Rh) and antibody identification
  • Antibody Screen
  • RPR


The Microbiology Department can perform a routine culture and sensitivity on a variety of sample types. By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, reliable results are available in a timely manner. Gram Stains, Rapid Screens, Occult Bloods and other testing can be ready on a STAT basis. Acid-fast and fungal stains are also part of our microbiology department menu of tests. Ova and Parasite testing is also performed within the LabFirst system.

Analysis of Body Fluids

Spinal fluid

  • cell counts with WBC Differential
  • glucose
  • Protein
  • full range of cultures

Other body fluids

  • Cell counts with differential
  • Crystal exams
  • Fluid Amylase
  • LDH
  • Total Protein

Results Reporting

LabFirst currently utilizes the following methods to deliver reports:

  • ATLAS LabWorks
  • Result interface to Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Remote Print
  • Faxed directly to the physician's office
  • U.S. Mail
  • Courier Delivery

Specimen Collection and Dropoff

Specimen Collection

LabFirst Patient Service Centers are strategically located throughout the greater Birmingham Metropolitan area (and surrounding areas), and are open at hours convenient for most patients.

  • No appointment necessary
  • Convenient access and times for most patients
  • Timely, no-hassle service
  • Confidentiality and care to the patient

Specimen collection services are available at any of our
Patient Service Centers located in Jefferson and Etowah Counties.

Specimen Drop-off Information

Courier Pickups: M-F 8:30 am until 5:30 pm

You must call to let us know that you are placing a sample in the Drop-Box: (205) 971-5358 or (205) 337-4831

For your convenience we have designated locations for Official LabFirst specimen drop off sites. DO NOT LEAVE STAT SPECIMENS AT THESE LOCATIONS.

LabFirst drop boxes are insulated, but please take proper precautions during extreme heat or cold weather to protect your specimens.

See below for a list of LabFirst Designated drop box locations.

Please remember: times are firm!

Patient Service Centers

Bay Street in Gadsden

401 Bay Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

Phone: (256) 543-2810

Fax: (256) 543-2812

Hours: M-F 7am-4pm

Gadsden Family Practice

851 Goodyear Ave

Gadsden, AL 35903

Phone: (256) 492-4100

Fax: (256) 492-4200

Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm

Grandview Physician’s Plaza

3686 Grandview Parkway, Suite 210

Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: (205) 971-1746

Fax: (205) 971-3861

Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm

Princeton POB

801 Princeton Ave SW, POB 1, Suite 222

Birmingham, AL 35211

Phone: (205) 781-4192

Fax: (205) 781-5602

Hours: M-TH 7am-5pm

Friday 7am-3pm


3690 Grandview Parkway

Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 971-5706

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