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Laboratory

St. Claire HealthCare's laboratory offers state-of-the-art comprehensive clinical and anatomical testing service for inpatients and outpatients.

SCH's laboratory is staffed by board-certified pathologists. Technical staff includes medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, histologists and cytotechnologists registered through the American Medical Society of Clinical Pathology.

Accreditations

SCH's laboratory is fully accredited and certified by:

  • The Joint Commission
  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

Tests Offered

SCH laboratory performs approximately 1 million annual tests, specializing in the following areas:

Hematology

Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of blood disease.

Chemistry

Clinical chemistry is the science of chemical analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This area includes the testing such as basic and comprehensive metabolic panels, and other panels such as thyroid, renal, liver, lipids, cardiac, tumor markers and anemia.

Blood Bank (AABB Certified)

We perform testing to determine the blood type of patients and to identify compatible blood products for blood transfusions, along with a battery of tests and treatments to ensure and enhance quality. Approximately 2,000 blood products are transfused annually. All blood products are obtained from the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) in Lexington, Ky.

Microbiology

Microbiology includes routine isolation and identifications of pathogens, antibiotics susceptibility testing, DNA amplification testing for chlamydia and GC.

Pathology and Cytology

The SCR Pathology and Cytology Departments provide a wide array of comprehensive services. The pathology service is involved in the diagnosis of diseases through the examination of tissue biopsies, as well as organs resected in surgery. The cytology service provides diagnoses on both gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens. In addition, on-site evaluations of biopsy material obtained within the operating room, by CT or by ultrasound are also offered.

Occupational Drug Screens

The SCR lab maintains and performs drug screenings for numerous companies.

Community Health Screening

We perform community services featuring cholesterol and glucose screenings.

The SCH laboratory provides services at St. Claire Regional Medical Center 24-hours a day and St. Claire Outpatient Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.