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Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services

To help detect and monitor disease, St. Joseph's Hospital HSHS offers round-the-clock comprehensive laboratory services seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Performing thousands of lab tests a year, our lab is equipped with advanced computerized equipment for quick and accurate results for both inpatient and outpatient testing.

Our laboratory services have been recognized by three leading laboratory accrediting agencies, proving our commitment to quality. This includes the College of American Pathology, the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act.

Common lab services provided include:

  • Hematology - Evaluates blood cells and determines anemia or infection.
  • Coagulation - Analyzes clotting times and coagulation factors to determine if you have any blood disorders.
  • Serology - Determines the presence of antibodies against a microorganism.
  • Urinalysis - Reveals diseases that may have gone unnoticed such as diabetes and urinary tract infections.
  • Blood Bank - Performs compatibility testing on blood donors and recipients.
  • Blood Gas - Checks the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.
  • Microbiology - Uses cultures to look for suspected pathogens and determine the best drug to prescribe.
  • Pathology - Examines tissues, cells and body fluids to diagnose disease.

Outpatient testing is available Monday through Friday 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m; there are no regular hours for outpatient testing on Sundays and holidays. Although appointments are not required for outpatient testing (except for those patients requiring therapeutic phlebotomies), we ask that you please stop at patient registration before going to the laboratory. Patients should also bring a physician's order with them or fax it to (618) 651-2775.

For those patients requiring therapeutic phlebotomies, an appointment is required and can be scheduled by calling (618) 651-2783. Therapeutic phlebotomies are scheduled between 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, please call our Laboratory at (618) 651-2780.

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