About Us

For more than 35 years, Northern Light Laboratory (formerly Affiliated Laboratory, Inc.) has provided laboratory services to our various healthcare clients in a partnership that has emphasized convenience, quality, and excellence.

Northern Light Laboratory began providing a full range of testing services to hospitals, clinics, physician's offices and long-term care facilities in the Bangor area in 1983. Today, these same services extend to healthcare providers throughout Maine. A testing location in Portland, Maine was formed in 1988 and a patient drawing station in Rutland, Vermont was established in 1997. In 1998, our laboratory assumed operations and management responsibility for lab services on the Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) campus. In 2009 our laboratory opened a location in Brewer to service CancerCare of Maine in the new Lafayette Family Cancer Center.

Northern Light Laboratory serves 250 physician practices throughout the region and provides reference lab services for over two dozen hospitals. Highly skilled technicians are equipped with advanced instrumentation and state-of-the-art methodologies; over 97% of all requested tests are performed in-house.

Our main testing laboratory operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Our experienced and dedicated professional staff under­stand the need for fast, accurate specimen evalu­ation and reports.

At Northern Light Laboratory we pride ourselves on extraordinary commitment to service and flexibility.  Recogniz­ing the widely varying needs of hospitals, clinics, physicians, and nursing homes, we design our service to be responsive to the individual requirements of each of our clients.

Our mission is to enhance the clinical care delivery systems within Northern Light Health by providing cost-effective, integrated support services for Northern Light Health members; pursuing profitable, sustainable growth opportunities in both healthcare and non-healthcare markets; and creating and delivering new products and services that provide a tangible direct benefit to Northern Light Health.

As the main system laboratory, we perform nearly 1.6 million tests annually. Northern Light Laboratory employs 225 employees in multiple locations with services extending throughout Maine.