Lab

The Laboratory offers a wide variety of in-house tests that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of most illnesses. Laboratory testing beyond the scope of the CCHS lab, is referred out to LabCorp for processing.

Our laboratory is under the leadership of an ASCP certified Medical Technologist and is staffed by Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists.

We provide testing for:

  • Strep Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) such as herpes, Chlamydia, HIV, etc.
  • Mononucleosis
  • “High” Cholesterol
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Wellness/Health Maintenance
  • Routine and Employment Physicals
  • Anemia, leukemia and other hematological disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does a lab test cost?
    Lab tests vary in cost. Our lab is cost-conscious with low cost, high quality testing as our goal. Mostly, our costs are far cheaper than can be found in the community.
  2. How long will it take to get my results back?
    It depends on the test(s) ordered. Some test results are available the same day the specimen is collected, others are available the next day, and some may take a week or longer.
  3. What tests require fasting?
    Triglycerides, lipid profiles and sometimes blood sugars require fasting (not eating for 12 hours).
  4. Will my insurance cover the cost of my lab test(s)?
    Coverage for tests varies from one insurance policy to another. You must check your policy to see which tests are covered.
  5. What is a CBC?
    A CBC is a complete blood count which includes white blood cell and red blood cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets, red blood cell indices and a blood smear. This test panel is primarily an indicatory of a variety of hematological disorders, such as anemia, leukemia, infections, etc.

X-Ray

The Department of Radiology performs General Radiographic studies that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of most illness. Special Radiographic procedures beyond our scope of services are referred out to a local Radiology centers. The students are responsible for any associated cost.

The Department of Radiology is staffed with registered radiologic technologists. All films are read by Radiologists.

A small fee is charged for duplicate films that are not related to a referral order.

EKG’s are performed whenever a patient presents with cardiac symptoms such as chest pain. These tests are performed in-house and verified by an Internist.