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Laboratory

The Memorial Medical Center Laboratory's mission is to provide our customers with timely, accurate lab results for better patient management. Our goal is to be the laboratory of choice for patients and physicians in the Calhoun County and surrounding areas.

Our laboratory is a full service 24/7 operations laboratory which features some the industry's newest and most advanced testing instrumentation and comprised of the following departments: Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Microbiology, Serology, Blood Gas and Urinalysis. We also perform Drugs of Abuse and Breath Alcohol testing. We offer comprehensive and anatomic pathology testing services through Community Pathology Associates of Victoria, TX. an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine. Our in-house testing includes a wide range of both routine and specialized tests appropriate for our center.

We provide outreach services to physician offices with courier pick-up Mon-Fri and same day (STAT and routine) turnaround on most in-house testing. Results are sent by hard copy, fax or are available on-line through the Hospital network.

Quality Assurance

Our laboratory is accredited by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) and CLIA (Clinical laboratory Improvement Amendment). All test results are monitored for reliability, precision, and accuracy through both internal and external quality control programs, by registered MTs and MLTs. Our Laboratory Assistants are trained to obtain specimens with as little stress as possible to the patient.

Our areas of service include:


Hematology
Chemistry
Microbiology
Blood Bank
Serology
Blood Gas
Urinalysis
Toxicology

Helpful Healthy Links
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health Infection Control

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