Laboratory Reference Manual

This page provides forms, documentation, references, resources, and other links for New London Hospital (NLH), NLH Medical Group, Newport Health Center (NHC), and New London Pediatric Care Center staff.

Prior to 1941, NLH Laboratory services consisted of only a few procedures carried out by Medical Technology students at Colby Junior College (now Colby Sawyer College). One of those students, Barbara Jane Baker, passed away in 1941. In her honor, family members and friends set up a memorial fund, which has supported the continuous growth of lab services, staff, and technology at Baker Memorial Laboratory.

Forms, documentation, and references

Test search


Patient instructions


Specimen collection

Specimen processing


  • Specimen labeling requirements
  • Mislabeled or unlabeled
  • Anonymous
  • Cytology
  • Surgical


  • Add-on-test
  • Anonymous
  • Lab Request form – Call New London Laboratory Services.
  • Telephone Orders
  • Standing orders – Fax your order call New London Laboratory Services.
  • STAT



Blood bank and transfusion services

Computer downtime

Forms are available in the laboratory.

Cytology specimens and FNA

  • Order requisition and labeling
  • Preservative chart
  • FNA (fine needle aspiration) Scheduling form
  • FNA


Surgical specimens and frozen section

Surgical specimens

Frozen section

  • Scheduling and cancellation
  • Frozen Section Scheduling form

Resources and information


Physician resources


  • CLIA Certificate: 30D0085999
  • CAP Certificate: 11697-01
  • OSHA


New London Hospital Nursing Units

Newport Health Center (NHC)

Medical Group