The Department of Laboratory Services provides a full range of services for our patients, including clinical and pathological testing on a 24-hour basis.
Our Laboratory Services Department includes a board certified pathologist serves as the Director of the Laboratory and the technical staff is comprised of employees with Bachelor’s Degrees in Medical Technology or Biology, Associate Degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology, and Board of Registry certification. Advanced instrumentation is utilized for the analysis of patient specimens, assuring that the highest quality results are made available to the patient and his physician in a timely manner.
An integral part of most hospital patient’s care, the lab provides critical testing services, allowing physicians and staff to provide the best possible care for patients. Our services include:
- Blood bank
Our Laboratory Services department utilizes the services of Carter Blood Care for the procurement of blood products. Outpatient phlebotomy services are available for patients with commercial insurance which require testing be performed by Quest, LabCorp, or LabOne Reference Laboratories. The Department of Laboratory Services performs over 200,000 tests each year providing clinical and pathology information to our patients’ physicians in both Wise County and surrounding areas.
The Laboratory is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and maintains CLIA certification. Our accreditation from the Joint Commission ensures the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.
Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, the laboratory provides a full range of testing capabilities using the following equipment and latest technolog:
- Chemistry analyzers – allowing tests to be done in-house that previously had to be sent out, reducing turn around time for results/treatment.
- Automated transfusion equipment – not normally found in hospitals our size
- Is in the beginning phase of performing select molecular testing
- Fully automated urinalysis machine for quicker, more reliable results.