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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 outpatients, 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.


Chemistry Analyzers

The latest innovation in the Beckman line of chemistry systems-The Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU Chemistry Analyzer

Chemistry analyzers are used to determine the concentration of certain metabolites, electrolytes and proteins in samples of serum, plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and/or other body fluids. The GCGH lab now offers new, state-of-the-art chemistry analyzers with ability to perform higher test volumes with increased sensitivity for more accurate results in less time.

Molecular Testing

Molecular diagnostic testing combines laboratory testing with the precision of molecular biology to investigate the human, viral, and microbial genomes, their genes, and the products they encode. GCGH offers on-site molecular testing using TORCH Biofire equipment. The TORCH performs highly sensitive molecular testing including screening for; respiratory viral infections, septic blood infections and gastrointestinal infection- all within 2 hours.

Urinalysis

A urinalysis is used to detect and manage a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and diabetes. The GCGH lab offers urinalysis testing using Iris urinalysis equipment. The Iris performs urine chemistry dipstick and microscopic testing, quickly and accurately.

Lead Testing

A simple blood test can detect lead poisoning. You have likely heard of the negative impact of lead in children. It can also be detrimental to adults; leading to 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. The GCGH lab offers lead testing so talk to your provider about ordering this test if feel you have been exposed.

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 provider today about screening your student athlete to protect them from potential complications. A trained lab technician or athletic trainer can speak to your team or organization about this condition if desired.

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

This 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.


The 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 outpatients, 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 accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC) 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.

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