Laboratory

Mid-Valley Hospital’s Laboratory is staffed by a team of professionals operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide quick and accurate test results.

The lab is equipped with leading-edge technology and analyzers, offering comprehensive testing in the specialties of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, serology, urinalysis and blood banking. Staff members perform many of the laboratory tests on site. However, if the lab is unable to perform a particular test, the test may be performed off site in an accredited reference laboratory.

The lab’s analyzers and information systems interface with Mid-Valley Hospital’s main computer system so results are accurately transmitted to inpatient units and, in many cases directly to physician offices in a timely, efficient manner.

Patients many come to Mid-Valley Hospital’s Lab with physician’s orders and have labs drawn without appointment seven days a week. However, the best times for these services are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Introducing the Game-Changing Cepheid GeneXpert IV to the Mid-Valley Lab!

The Cepheid GeneXpert IV is a fully integrated and automated on-demand molecular diagnostic system. The impacts of upgrading to the Cepheid GeneXpert System include common tests like Group B Strep and MRSA results, both of which would have results in 45 minutes rather than two days allowing for better quality of care. The GeneXpert offers a significant savings for patients and families' time waiting for test results, and cost savings and reduced insurance related payments.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Lab Department
509-826-1760

Lab Manager
Sheena Hill, MT (ASCP)
509-826-7673
hills@mvhealth.org