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The Greene County General Hospital Lab is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency and inpatient needs. For outpatient studies, the lab is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The lab is closed on holidays for outpatient services.


Greene County General Hospital’s laboratory offers a variety of lab services, including molecular testing, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, serology, special chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, phlebotomy, urinalysis, and reference laboratory-send out testing.

NEW! Molecular Testing

GCGH now offers on-site molecular testing. This service allows technicians to identify bad bugs faster than ever. From sexually transmitted infections to the flu virus, this new service quickly and accurately targets DNA from foreign molecules.  Patients can expect quick turn around (1-2 hours) on tests so providers can accurately diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.

Lead Testing

You have likely heard of the negative impact of lead in children. It can also be detrimental to adults. Adult lead exposure can result in mood disorders, memory loss, decline in mental functioning, and other symptoms.  

Many common hobbies can lead to significant lead exposure including firearms and ammunition, small engines, construction, and welding.  Talk to your doctor about lead testing today.

Student Athletes: Sickle Cell Trait Testing

The NCAA  has recently mandated that all participating athletes be tested for a “sickle cell trait” prior to competing.

This trait has been known to affect some athletes during periods of intense exercise. The trait is inherited and can cause red blood cells to warp into stiff, sickle shapes that block blood vessels and deprive the body of oxygen when it is pushed to extremes.

There is a simple test to screen for this trait. Talk to your doctor today about screening your student athlete to protect them from potential complications. A trained lab technician can also come speak to your team or organization about this condition if desired.

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

phlebotomyThis procedure treats diseases like hemochromatosis (or iron overload disease) by drawing a unit of blood from a patient. It can also treat polycythemia (concentration of hemoglobin) and porphyria (a group of disorders that result from buildup of natural chemicals or porphyrins in the body). Unfortunately, the unit of blood drawn cannot be used for the transfusion of other patients.

Appointments are required, and all treatments will be supervised by GCGH pathologist, Patricia Miller-Canfield, MD.


labThe lab offers quick turn-around time for testing from experienced technicians and phlebotomists. You will find only the best and most highly skilled staff, with an average of 18 years of experience in lab work, so you can rest easy knowing you are receiving the best of care.
The lab is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency and inpatient needs. For outpatient studies, the lab is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The lab is closed on holidays for outpatient services.

The lab is Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited and is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

To view a current list of common lab tests and prices, please download our Lab List here.

 

 

Lab tests are often used as part of a routine check-up to identify possible changes in a person’s health before any symptoms appear. Lab tests also play an important role in making a diagnosis. In addition, tests may be used to help plan a patient’s treatment, evaluate the response to treatment or monitor the course of a disease over time.

You can learn more in our online health library.

 

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