The Webster County Community Hospital Laboratory provides an full array of laboratory tests that assist our Providers in the determination of patient diagnosis. Our focus is to provide quality laboratory test results for our patients with an emphasis on personal attention.
The Laboratory is staffed by three Medical Laboratory Technicians with over 54 years of experience.
Webster County Community Hospital Laboratory includes the following departments: Hematology, Chemistry, Hemostasis, Immunohematology, Urinalysis, and Serology.
Common tests that the lab performs are:
Complete blood count "CBC" (used to determine bacterial or viral infections and determine hemoglobin)
Chemistry Panels such as CMP or BMP (used to monitor kidney and liver functions, electrolytes, and glucose)
Cardiac Enzymes: Troponin I and CKMB (used to determine if heart damage has occurred)
D-Dimer: An excellent marker of fibrinolytic activity, that can assist in "ruling out" a venous thromboembolism (VTE) otherwise known as a "blood clot".
Lipid (used to monitor Cholesterol, HDL and Triglycerides)
ProTime/INR (used to monitor blood thinners such as warfarin or Coumadin)
ABO/Rh "Blood Type" (used for determine blood type often in preparation for a blood transfusion.
Influenza, Mono, Strep and H-Pylori testing (to determine causes of infections)
Urinalysis (used to monitor dehydration and urinary tract infections)
DOT and Non-DOT Urine Drug Screen collections
DOT Breath Analyzer testing
Specialty tests not performed in-house are sent by a courier to a nationally recognized reference laboratory. Reference Laboratory results are accessible through an online portal.
The Laboratory hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM - 5 PM and available after hours for emergencies as requested by the Medical Providers.
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