A medical laboratory is a place where tests are usually done on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to other diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. JCHC has a full laboratory, with the ability to do 90% of the lab work that our patients need.
For lab work that is not done in house, we send specimens daily to laboratories in the area, and usually have results back within a few days. JCHC laboratory has a wellness blood draw for the community every other Thursday morning. You don't need a doctor's referral for the blood draw, but you do need to call ahead, and make an appointment. Click "Contact Us" below to make your appointment.
If you are coming in for a laboratory blood draw, please check in at one of the two registration desks located in the hospital lobby or the Emergency Room waiting room. Once you have checked in there, you proceed to the laboratory to get your testing done.
If you are coming in for the laboratory wellness screening blood draw, please call 684-6174 to schedule an appointment prior to arriving. You do not have to stop into the business office to register before this blood test.
Laboratory Wellness Screenings Every Other Thursday
Forget about waiting a whole year to find out what your cholesterol is! Forget about having to drive for miles and miles to know more about your health!
JCHC is now offering a wellness screening every other Thursday, from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Report to the Emergency Room desk at JCHC, and the wellness draw is will be done there. Results will be mailed to you the following week.
Available Tests At JCHC
The Wellness Panel includes a chemistry panel, lipid panel, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). The chemistry panel consists of tests that give your doctor information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, electrolyte and acid/base balance, blood sugar, and blood proteins.
The chemistry panel includes:
- Glucose: Blood Sugar
- Calcium: Blood Calcium
- Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, CO2, and Chloride
- Proteins: Albumin, Total Protein
- Kidney Tests: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen), Creatinine
- Liver Tests: ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase), ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase, also called SGPT), AST (asperate amino transferase, also called SGOT), Bilirubin
The hemogram is a measure of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It can be used as an indicator for anemia and other blood disorders.
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. Also measuring several components and features of your blood, including: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen.
PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, has been used to screen men for prostate cancer, to help determine if other tests are required , to monitor treatment of prostate cancer, and to detect recurrence of cancer.
HA1C (Hemoglobin A1C)
Hemoglobin A1C is used to monitor the three-month average blood glucose of diabetic patients.
Payment will be required at the time of the wellness screening tests. We accept Cash, Checks, Credit/Debit Cards, and Health Savings Account cards for payment.
We also accept orders from out-of-town or out-of-facility providers.