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Altru's Laboratory is a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, high complexity laboratory. The laboratory serves northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, and operates and advises several regional clinic laboratories. We also provide outreach laboratory services to non-Altru health facilities in the region.


The main laboratory is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are pathologists       on-site with anatomic and clinical pathology board certifications. Laboratory staff includes medical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, lab assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnologists, and cytotechnologists.


Altru Pathology and Laboratory Services

1200 South Columbia Road

Grand Forks, ND 58201

701.780.5130 /Fax 701.780.1473






In August 2017, Mayo Medical Laboratories announced two new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.


  • Polycythemia Vera, JAK2 V617F with Reflex to JAK2 Exon 12-15, Sequencing for Erythrocytosis (ID: PVJAK) - Useful For aiding in the distinction between the myeloproliferative neoplasm polycythemia vera (PV) and other secondary erythrocytosis.
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma, 6p21.1 (TFEB) Rearrangement, FISH, Tissue (ID: TFEBF) - Useful for identifying TFEB gene rearrangements in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).