Providing Excellence in Laboratory Medicine
The Laboratory Services Department at Mineral Community Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive services to inpatients and outpatients. Whether an annual screening, diagnostic or emergency testing is needed, our staff will provide you excellent care.
The MCH clinical laboratory is a high complexity, full-service laboratory and is certified by CLIA who inspects our facility every two years.
Laboratory testing is an essential tool that physicians and other practitioners utilize to provide quality healthcare. Laboratory test results provide information utilized in the process of diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of many health issues. The clinical laboratory plays many roles in the delivery of treatment of diseases for inpatients and outpatients.
Inpatient Ancillary Services
Inpatient ancillary services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Laboratory Department will provide you, your physicians and other providers with excellent service from friendly and highly qualified health professionals. Our staff will visit you, identify themselves and perform a venipuncture as quickly as possible while keeping you comfortable.
Outpatient Laboratory Hours: The Outpatient Laboratory is open-
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Emergency laboratory services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Preparing for Your Outpatient Test
- If your physician directs you to fast before arriving at the laboratory, note that this means having nothing to eat or drink except water for the specified time (8-12 hours) or after midnight. You may take morning medications with water.
- Be sure to be hydrated for best results.
- Arrive with your doctor’s prescription, insurance cards and photo identification.
- Proof of insurance or payment is expected at the time of service. The laboratory does NOT accept co-payments for laboratory services.