The Outpatient Laboratory is conveniently located inside Entrance C, next to Main Registration, patients needing blood work, sample collection, screenings, and doctor-ordered testing can save time by coming directly to the outpatient lab area.
Open 8:00am – 5:00pm. After hours, patients can register in the Emergency Department.
The laboratory at Newman Regional Health provides accurate diagnostic test results and support services in a timely and cost-effective manner to our customers. Our laboratory is federally approved and licensed by CMS under CLIA to provide testing for Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Laboratory tests are performed upon the written order of a licensed healthcare provider. The main laboratory is open and staffed 24 hours a day to assist you. No appointments are required for routine blood collection.
A comprehensive quality control program has been established to monitor for precision, reliability, and accuracy. All anatomical pathology specimens are reviewed by two pathologists before results are released. The laboratory department is committed to improving quality, processes, turnaround times, and customer service.
The laboratory is operated by pathologists who are board-certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, as well as laboratory technologists, technicians, phlebotomists, and office support professionals.
Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis
Routine hematology, chemistry, and urinalysis tests are available at all times. In addition, we perform a variety of specialized tests, including cardiac markers, BNP, drug-of-abuse screens, therapeutic drug levels, and toxicology tests.
Laboratory Coagulation Tests
Routine coagulation tests available include Protime/PT (with INR), APTT, fibrinogen, and D-dimer testing.
Routine serology tests such as mono test, streptozyme, C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, and pregnancy testing (qualitative and quantitative) are available at all times.
Laboratory Occupational Services
The laboratory is a collection site for DOT and non-DOT drug testing, offering this service to Emporia and the surrounding communities. Breath alcohol testing (BAT) is also available.
Our microbiology department provides identification of disease-causing aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. In addition, we perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing for most aerobic bacteria. We also utilize automated blood culture systems. Rapid antigen testing is available to diagnose infections such as strep throat, influenza, and RSV. We also offer a line of molecular testing to identify bacteria, viruses and parasites, that may be causing illness.
Our transfusion service maintains an inventory of blood and blood components for transfusion to our inpatients and outpatients. We routinely stock red blood cells of all blood types as well as fresh frozen plasma. Plateletpheresis packs and specially prepared red cell units are available by special order. The American Red Cross out of Wichita, Kansas is our blood supplier.
Cytology and Histopathology
The laboratory processes surgically removed tissue for interpretation by the pathologists at Peterson Laboratory Services, P.A. in Manhattan, Kansas.