The regulations relating to Blood Collection Stations can be found in the "Rules and Regulations Relating to the Operation, Approval and Licensing of Clinical Laboratories (105 CMR 180.000)".

Blood Collection Stations/ Patient Service Center Definition

A facility where materials or specimens are either withdrawn or collected from patients or assembled after being withdrawn or collected elsewhere from patients for subsequent delivery to a clinical laboratory for examination. A collection station is a facility which is maintained at a separate physical location, not on the grounds or premises of the main licensed laboratory or institution which performs the testing.


This information is provided by the Clinical Laboratory Program within the Department of Public Health.