Laboratory Services are provided at Grandview to conduct tests on clinical specimens from patients. The laboratory gets important scientific information from these tests to help the physician diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.
Most specimens tested are blood, urine and tissue, but you’d be surprised to know that tests could be performed on hair, fingernails – even perspiration!
Lab Technicians, Technologists and Pathologists all work together to arrange for testing, including cross matching units of blood to arrange for blood transfusions, cultures, cardiac enzymes, drug monitoring, coagulation testing, blood counts, electrolytes, and chemistry assays.
Sometimes, your physician may request a test be performed that may require fasting. Certain tests are very sensitive to changes that occur after a meal, and can only be interpreted by comparing results in a fasting state. That fasting is determined by the type of test to be done. For instance, triglycerides or a lipid profile require 12 hours of fasting, but blood sugar can be tested after a six hour fast.
With a commitment to quality and accuracy, Grandview Medical Center’s lab is surveyed by The Joint Commission surveys the lab for accreditation on a regular basis. You may be interested to know that the lab is surveyed not only as part of the overall hospital, but also separately for added confidence in quality and safety. All inspections are done with an eye toward assuring that the lab offers the highest possible quality of patient testing.
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