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Laboratory

JRMC’s Laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. Laboratory tests help determine the presence or absence of disease and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. It is estimated that 80% of all diagnosis and treatments are based on laboratory testing. Many of the results from the JRMC Lab are same day; some tests take as little as 30 minutes from the time your blood is drawn to the time your physician has the results.

The JRMC Laboratory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days.

Ask your physician if you can have your laboratory testing done right here in Jamestown at JRMC.

 
We are staffed by Medical Laboratory Scientists, also known as Medical Technologists. They have a baccalaureate degree in clinical laboratory science or medical technology, are licensed by the state of North Dakota and a national accrediting body.

Our Phlebotomists have either completed a formal education program, usually six months, or have been trained on the job. A phlebotomist is specifically trained to collect blood from a patient for laboratory analysis.

Laboratory services include chemistry, hematology, microbiology, blood banking and urinalysis. More specific tests are as follows:

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count): determine general health status and to screen for a variety of disorders, such as anemia and infection with tests such as white blood cell count and hemoglobin
  • Common Fasting Tests: glucose, lipid panel
  • Chemistry Panels: Chemistry panels are groups of tests that are routinely ordered to determine a person’s general health status. They help evaluate the body’s electrolyte balance and/or the status of several major body organs such as the liver and kidneys.
  • Hemoglobin A1C: gives a picture of the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last few months. It can help the physician know if the measures they are taking to control the patient’s diabetes are successful or need to be adjusted.
  • Lipid Profile:  a group of tests that are ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease these tests include HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride
  • Liver Function Tests: used to evaluate symptoms of a liver disorder. Used to monitor possible liver damage due to prescription drugs use such as lipid lowering drugs.
  • Thyroid Testing: to screen for thyroid disease or to monitor thyroid medication.
  • Potassium: to determine whether your potassium concentration is within normal limits
  • Protime/INR: measures the time it takes for blood to clot. Used to monitor coumadin therapy.
  • Routine Urinalysis: to screen for metabolic and kidney disorders and for urinary tract infections
  • Urine Culture: to diagnose the cause urinary tract infection (UTI) and determine appropriate antibiotic therapy
  • Rapid Strep: used to confirm the presence or absence of the bacteria that causes Strep throat.
  • Influenza A & B Testing: determine the presence or absence of influenza A or B; to help your doctor make rapid treatment decisions
  • RSV-Respiratory Syncytial Virus: determine whether an infant has a respiratory virus known respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • ESR (Sed Rate): used to detect and monitor inflammation

For more information about laboratory testing done at JRMC, use the contact information below.

Direct Access Testing is offered at JRMC to assist people in monitoring ongoing health risks or to assess potential health risks.

The tests that are performed through direct access testing may identify certain discrete health indicators and are in no way a substitute for a regular and thorough physical exam performed by a physician. Patients may order certain laboratory tests (mostly screening type tests) without the order of a physician. This offers patients tests at a significantly reduced rate and the convenience of having testing without a scheduled appointment during specified direct access testing hours.

Direct access testing includes the following tests:

  • blood type
  • HBA1C
  • influenza A and B
  • lipid panel: 12 – 14 hour fast (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL)
  • pregnancy tests
  • rapid strep test
  • thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • clean catch urinalysis

Patients must be 18 years of age or older to order direct access testing. Tests may be ordered directly through admissions at JRMC where patients will complete an order form and a self-addressed envelope. Payment is required at the point of completing the order.

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 am – 9 pm 

 

 

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