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  • 24/7 Laboratory Services
  • On-Site Medical Review Officer
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Our Approach

    The Covington County Hospital laboratory provides quality, accurate laboratory results for doctors to diagnose and treat patients. Lab services are rendered per the doctor’s order of the test the provider indicates. The lab is open 24/7/365 and staffed with ten full-time employees.

    Patients of all ages who need lab work done can request that their family doctor, specialist, or pediatrician send the order to Covington County Hospital in order to avoid long drives and wait times in larger metropolitan areas.

    The lab provides in-house 5-panel, 7-panel, 10-panel, and 12-panel drug screens for prospective employees with an on-site Medical Review Officer (MRO) and DOT Collections with Breath Alcohol testing available.

    Additionally, there are tests for chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, urinalysis, and immunohematology.

    Staff, Certifications & Equipment

    Our skilled staff at Covington County Hospital’s laboratory comprises Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), and Phlebotomists. Our MLSs and MLTs hold certifications from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, ensuring high standards of expertise.

    Equipped with advanced technology, our laboratory features the Sysmex CA 600 coagulation analyzer for precise monitoring of Coumadin and Heparin therapies. The Prothrombin Time assesses Coumadin Therapy, while the Partial Activated Prothrombin Time monitors Heparin therapy. The Horiba ABX Pentra Hematology Analyzer conducts CBC tests, aiding in the diagnosis of anemia, viral infections, and bacterial infections.

    For comprehensive chemistry analysis, we utilize the Siemens Dimension EXL 200 Chemistry Analyzer, covering kidney and liver function, diabetes screening, cardiac monitoring, thyroid function, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Additionally, the Clinitek Status Plus is employed for urinalysis.

    In response to current health challenges, our laboratory is equipped with the Abbott ID Now Molecular Point of Care PCR, providing rapid testing for COVID-19, RSV, influenza, and strep. Our commitment to advanced technology and certified professionals ensures accurate and timely diagnostic services for our patients.

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