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Diagnostic Testing

diagnostic testing staff


Amniocentesis is the most common prenatal test used to rule out certain birth defects and genetic disorders. The decision to have amniocentesis requires careful planning and thoughtful discussion with your family and doctor.


SSMC has laboratory services at all our locations: Kingston, Longwater Place and Weymouth Woods. All are CLIA certified and licensed by the State of Massachusetts. Testing is performed on site or sent to our central lab in Hingham. Tests not performed in our laboratory are usually referred to Quest Diagnostics, our Reference Laboratory. Read more about our laboratory services.


Diagnostic imaging services are available at South Shore Medical Center. This on site capacity allows us to service diagnostic studies that otherwise would have to go the hospital. Read more.