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Lab Services

Regardless of your need, whether you’re an outpatient, inpatient, or facing an emergency, laboratory services at Astera Health can provide quick, accurate results.

Why Astera Health?

With a focused effort on reducing patient anxiety and providing the most pleasant experience possible, Astera Health’s lab technologists, technicians, and phlebotomists provide the personal care, expertise, and empathy patients expect. During regular business hours, lab services are also available at each of our satellite health clinics in Bertha, Henning, Ottertail, Sebeka, and Verndale.

Working closely with Laboratory Director and Pathologist Joel Miron, MD, with St. Cloud Pathologists, PA, the laboratory team works hard to provide the best service possible for Astera’s valued patients. The list below contains some available tests. Ask your provider about additional testing available.

Tests offered in-house

  • Arterial blood gasses for breathing assessment
  • Bacteria cultures
  • Blood cell counts (CBC)
  • Blood cultures
  • Blood sugar testing and A1C
  • Blood type and antibody screening
  • Cholesterol and Lipid Panel testing
  • Kidney and liver disease testing
  • Pregnancy and prenatal screening
  • PSA testing for prostate cancer
  • Strep throat, Influenza, and COVID-19 testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine drug of abuse screening

Direct Access Lab Testing

*No Provider Order Required*

  • Available by appointment only, call 218-631-5224 to schedule.
  • A provider’s order is not required for these tests.
  • Anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Upfront payment by cash, check or credit card; insurance will not be billed.
  • Testing is performed by trained professionals in compliance with regulatory agencies, ensuring accurate and precise results.
  • Results will not be part of your permanent medical record.
  • Results will be mailed directly to you within 3-4 business days.
  • Results will not be sent to your provider.
  • Laboratory staff will not interpret your results.
  • We will call you with critical results.
  • You are responsible for making an in person appointment with a provider, regarding your test results, if necessary.

To learn more about what tests are available for Direct Access Testing, click the button below.


Phone: 218-631-5224

To reduce congestion, limit wait times, and ensure proper sanitization between draws, appointments are now required for lab patients in Wadena. Schedule your appointment at 218-631-3510.

Clinic Lab Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Emergency Lab Hours: 24/7

Tuesday, March 26

All clinics, rehab, and ReadyCare will open at 10 am