A medical laboratory is your vital partner in sickness and in health. Lab tests can help you understand your health now, and those results could motivate you to make changes that could improve your health in the future. Bloodwork or urinalysis tests could also help your doctor to identify disease and develop a proper treatment plan.
About our medical laboratory
The laboratory is staffed by a full-time, board-certified pathologist and numerous licensed technical staff members, phlebotomists and clerical staff members.
The lab is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and it is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our lab staff participates in proficiency programs from the New York State Department of Health, the College of American Pathologists and the American Proficiency Institute. The staff maintains an overall proficiency grade of 99 percent.
Lab tests we offer
Our medical laboratory is licensed to perform tests involving:
These tests are used to diagnose disease based on direct examination of tissues.
Chemistry panels, including basic metabolic panels and lipid panels, are routine tests that can help to determine your overall health status.
This blood test measures your blood's ability to clot.
These blood tests measure the amount and function of blood cells.
These tests involve cultures, in which doctors look for pathogens that might need a medication solution.
Chemical, microscopic and visual urine tests can help your doctor screen for common diseases.
If you need unusual, also known as "esoteric," testing, we have a partnership with the Laboratory Corporation of America to provide those services.
We also provide employment drug screening tests for local businesses and agencies.
Special phlebotomist services
In addition to performing lab work, we also contract with the American Red Cross. Claxton-Hepburn sponsors several blood drives for the American Red Cross each year, with outreach to the community through local news agencies. We strive to keep an adequate blood supply by enlisting all possible donors.
We also contract with the Red Cross for various blood products, so our hospital patients have an adequate supply when they need it.
Our medical laboratory locations
The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center laboratory is a full-service hospital laboratory operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're admitted to the hospital, we will perform your tests in our lab, and we'll get results to your doctor as quickly as possible.
If you're not admitted to the hospital but you still need laboratory tests, we can help. Outpatient blood draw services are offered at four convenient locations:
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon
McCadam Medical Office Building
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Canton Health Center
Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Claxton-Hepburn Health Center
Visit these locations for your blood draws and your samples will be sent to our laboratory for analysis.
To schedule an appointment for laboratory work, contact our inpatient or outpatient labs at the numbers listed above. We're happy to schedule an appointment for you.