Services

Laboratory

Chase County Community Hospital provides a full range of laboratory services including round-the-clock coverage, seven days a week. The clinical laboratory is equipped to accommodate the growing volume of testing services we offer. We provide a wide range of hematology and chemistry testing, blood banking and a large majority of microbiology testing, right here in our laboratory.

The laboratory received equipment and training through Nebraska Health and Human Services grants to ensure laboratory preparedness for bioterrorism events.

services

Routine and Special Chemistry Testing • Hematology • Coagulation Testing • Immunology/Serolgy • Microbiology • Blood Banking and Transfusion • Endocrinology Testing • Urinalysis • Drugs of Abuse Testing • DOT Collections • DNA Collections

Testing 

Although most testing can be performed on a walk-in basis, there are certain tests that need to be scheduled in advance.  These tests include: theraputic phlebotomy, glucose tolerance testing, drug screening and DOT screening.

Outpatient Hours:  

Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 to Noon. Closed on Sunday. Available 24/7 for Emergencies.

Contact Info: Call 308-882-7241 or 7283

Frequently Asked Questions

My physician has instructed me to fast for my laboratory blood work.  How long should I fast?  Most laboratory test which require fasting require a fast of at least 8-10 hours prior to drawing of the test.

Which laboratory test require a fasting specimen?  Fasting Blood Sugar, Lipid Profile (cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL), Thyroid Profile (fasting is preferred not required).

I have to obtain a stool specimen for testing.  Are there any special requirements for collection of a stool specimen?  The area providers have been instructed on collection processes.  however, in the event that you have not been instructed on the collection of a stool specimen, please call the Laboratory at 308-882-7241.

My physician has instructed me to collect a urine specimen.  Are there any special requirements?  A clean-catch first morning urine specimen is the best for testing. Special storage requirements are necessary as well.  If you have questions, please call the Laboratory prior to collection of any urine specimen at 308-882-7241.

I have had a mastectomy.  Are there any special requirements as to where blood may be drawn from me?  Usually your physician will instruct you to inform those who may be drawing blood, or any invasive needle stick on you, to not draw from the same arm in close proximity to the mastectomy site. The patient must be assertive in informing the health care worker of thier history and special instructions.

My provider has ordered a laboratory test on me.  Do I come directly to the Lab upon arrival at the hospital? No, you must first register in admissions prior to coming to the Lab. Your provider will either send an order to the lab via our electronic medical record system or fax a hard copy.  They may also send an order with you, which you must bring with you in order to have your testing completed.  If for any reason an admissions clerk is not available please come directly to the laboratory.  We will need a copy of your driver's license and insurance card and you will be asked to sign a consent at that time.  PLEASE VERIFY WITH THE ORDERING PHYSICIAN THAT AN ORDER HAS BEEN SENT--OUR FAX # IS 308-882-7281 AND OUR PHONE # IS 308-882-7241.

How much time should I allow for registration and performance of my laboratory tests? Please allow at least 20 minutes for routine ordering and collection.  Certain circumstances may increase this time.  Please ring the doorbell outside of the lab to notify us of your arrival, if someone has not spoken with you in 10 minutes please ring it again.

Can the laboratory technician give me the results of my testing?  No, the provider or one of their staff members will inform you of your results.  You may also request a copy from the Health Information Department or your results will be listed on the patient portal if you are a registered user.