Graham Hospital's Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and provides services for inpatients, outpatients, and the specialized needs of nursing homes and medical clinics, including our Graham Hospital site located in the Graham Medical Group building. The Laboratory staff consists of highly trained individuals including board-certified pathologists, medical technologists and technicians, histotechnicians, and phlebotomists. The Laboratory offers services in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Transfusion Medicine, Immunology, Histology and Anatomic Pathology.
Not only does the Laboratory offer services in clinical and anatomical pathology, but services are provided for EKG tracings (electrocardiogram to study heart tracings and to be interpreted by on-site physicians) and stress testing (both exercise and drug induced stress testing to be performed and to be interpreted by Heartcare Midwest cardiologists from Peoria, Illinois). Thirty-day event scanning and twenty-four and forty-eight hour holter monitors are utilized to monitor any abnormalities in heart function as well.
The Graham Hospital Laboratory staff performs many of the laboratory tests on site. However, if the lab is unable to perform a particular test, the test may be performed off site in one of our accredited reference laboratories.
Drug screen testing is offered to clients for random drug testing, probationary purposes, or Department of Transportation accounts. Special accounts for drug screen testing may be established through Graham Hospital if a business wishes to screen new employees as a routine hiring practice. Our staff of caring and friendly phlebotomists collect specimens. With over 145 years of combined experience, our phlebotomists are certified to complete DOT drug collections as required for CDL licensing.
Graham Hospital Laboratory is very proud of its accreditation through CAP (College of American Pathologists). An extensive and rigorous inspection conducted by CAP ensures that all necessary guidelines are being followed by the hospital Laboratory. To maintain an accredited status with CAP, the Laboratory must adhere to regulations governing quality assurance, credentialing of staff, and competency of staff through continuing education and competency testing. Another regulatory body, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), also ensures that safety guidelines are being addressed by the entire hospital facility. The Laboratory at Graham Hospital is very fortunate to have a medical technician on staff who serves in the capacity of Laboratory Safety Officer. The Safety Officer not only maintains a constant, ongoing knowledge of up-to-date safety regulations, but also strives for the safest environment for Laboratory staff and patients.
Our Laboratory is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Outpatient hours at the hospital site are Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday, 7:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday, 7:00 am to 1:00pm. Outpatient hours at the clinic are Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding tests or scheduling of tests, please call 309-647-5240, ext. 2245 or 309-647-0201, ext. 7251 for the GMG site.
Joni Stephens, MT
Graham Health System Laboratory Director
309-647-5240 ext. 2253
309-647-0201 ext. 7291