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Laboratory Services

Who We Are

The HCHC Hospital Laboratory is staffed by 8 full-time and three part time lab personnel with professional experience in the Medical Laboratory.

What We Do

The main responsibility of the HCHC Hospital Lab is to perform those tests that the physician feels are necessary to the treatment of inpatients, Emergency Department and Surgery patients. Lab provides outpatient lab services for Physicians & Clinics of HCHC, Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant, in town physician offices, and out of town providers. As long as the Lab has a lab order from a provider, an individual can have labs drawn at HCHC.

HCHC Laboratory is DOT certified to collect drug and alcohol screens, and we also collect non-DOT drug screens and breath alcohols. Pre-employment and random drug screens are available from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Centralized Scheduling at 319-385-6540 to schedule an appointment. Centralized Scheduling is open Mondays-Fridays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Post accident and reasonable suspicion can be done 24/7; please call Lab directly if it is after Centralized Scheduling hours. Any new account also needs to contact the Lab. The Lab phone number is 319-385-6149. We work with employers to accommodate needs, so please call Lab directly if special arrangements need to be made.

The Lab also collects paternities. These are by appointment and are set up by the Lab performing the testing. HCHC is the collection site only and if a patient wants a paternity test they need to go through Child Support Recovery or one of the national labs that perform the tests to have them set up the collection appointment at HCHC.

Any testing not provided in house is collected and sent to one of our reference labs daily which include Weland, Quest or the State Hygenic Lab.

Our services include:

  • Blood Bank
  • Breath Alcohol (DOT and non-DOT)
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Cytology
  • Drug Screen Collection (DOT/Non-DOT)
  • Frozen Sections
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Paternity Collections
  • Pathology
  • Serology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Urinalysis
  • Wellness Screenings/Programs

Lab Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (walk-ins) / 6:00 am – 7:00 am (outpatients by appointment and weekends by appointment)
  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Sunday/after hours: patients must go through the Emergency Department for outpatient services.

For more information on Laboratory Services or to speak with staff regarding testing or results, please call 319-385-6149.

Centralized Scheduling:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Phone: 319.385.6540 (to make lab appointments & check if order received)
  • Fax: 319.385.6550 (to send orders)