Laboratory and Pathology - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Battle Creek VA Medical Center


Laboratory and Pathology

Laboratory and Pathology
What We Do

The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service serves both inpatients and outpatients.  The Service provides blood drawing and a broad range of clinical laboratory testing on a variety of specimens in:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • PCR

Special laboratory tests not performed on-site are available through referral by utilizing other VA laboratories as well as private and reference laboratories.

Key Staff

Clinical Laboratory Manager

Karen Stermer
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35327

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 31264.

Service Information

Outpatient blood drawing service hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 6:30 p.m. The blood drawing service is closed Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

Laboratory operations occur from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight weekdays and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Limited staffing is available on weekends and holidays to provide tests considered essential for the immediate care of patients.

Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Bldg. 2, Room 2203

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 31264

Hours of Operation

  • 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays, Extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 6:30 p.m.