Laboratory Services

Laboratory & Pathology Services

Convenience
Your time is valuable. Our laboratory services are designed to offer various conveniently-located locations throughout our community with flexible hours to offer you a facility that works best for your schedule. Laboratory services can be performed at the following diagnostic centers:
Communication
We have built systems to seamlessly communicate your results to the physician who ordered the tests. Efficient transmittal of the data is imperative to your doctor’s decision-making about your care – as well as for your peace of mind. Our lab is staffed with extended hours to be available to you to provide testing as well as to share results with physicians.  
 
Studies Performed
Jameson’s Lab and Pathology Services include a wide variety of diagnostic testing utilizing analytical equipment with specialized personnel in each sub-divisional section, including:
  • Hematology
  • Serology
  • Coagulation
  • Cytology
  • Histology
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Bank
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Microbiology
Test Preparation
It is important to know if your study requires fasting prior to testing. Your doctor’s order will have communicated any preparation needed prior to your test.  
 
The majority of Laboratory testing is on a walk-in / non-appointment basis. Currently only two (2) diagnostic tests need to be scheduled:
  • Three (3) hour glucose tolerance testing
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
The laboratory has maintained CAP accreditation since inception.
 
Blood Bank
The Blood Bank is the part of the Laboratory that types, screens and cross matches blood for patients in need of a transfusion. Central Blood Bank is the supplier of blood for Jameson Hospital. The Jameson Blood Bank is accredited by AABB (American Association of Blood Bank) and CAP (College of American Pathologists). The Blood Bank is open 24 hours a day and routine service is offered Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 4:30pm. Emergency services are available at all times. 
 
Hematology
The Hematology Department performs complete blood counts and other special procedures to detect anemia, infections and viruses such as mononucleosis and leukemia and is a vital tool for monitoring drug therapies (i.e. Chemotherapy). The Hematology Department is equipped with state-of-the-art automated technology and staffed by highly experienced licensed technologists.
 
Coagulation
Coagulation is the study and testing of the clotting mechanisms in the human body. In coagulation, blood clotting disorders are screened and drug therapies such as Coumadin and Heparin are monitored.
 
Urinalysis
Urinalysis procedures consist of chemical and microscopic examinations. Through these examinations, sugar, blood, bacteria, crystals and other abnormalities of the kidney, bladder and entire urinary tract are detected. In urinalysis, drug therapies such as chemotherapy and antibiotics are also monitored.
 
All divisions of the Hematology Department are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
 
Microbiology
The Microbiology Department is responsible for processing cultures (i.e. throat or urine specimens) to isolate any pathogenic bacteria which may be causing infections. If any infection causing bacteria are isolated, susceptibility tests are then run to determine appropriate antibiotic therapy. Microbiology personnel staff the department seven days per week, 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Personnel on the off-shifts are trained to process specimens so they will be ready for reading the next day.
 
Chemistry
In the Chemistry Department, analysis of different types of body fluids takes place.  The most common types are blood or serum. There are many tests that can be performed on these specimens, the most common are:
  • Blood Glucose to help in the diagnosis/maintenance of diabetics
  • Electrolytes to determine sodium and potassium content
  • BUN & Creatinine to determine kidney function
  • Cholesterol/Triglycerides to determine lipid content
  • T3, T4, TSH to determine thyroid function
  • CPK & LDH to determine myocardial infarcts (heart attacks)
  • Drug Levels to determine if a patient is in the therapeutic range (i.e. Digoxin or Theophylline)
Routine tests, specialty tests and outpatient blood drawings are offered throughout the day and afternoon. Emergency "stat" testing is offered 24 hours per day. The Chemistry Department is staffed with medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians.
 
Pathology
The Pathology section of the Laboratory is comprised of the Director of Laboratory Services, Dr. B. Ong and Associate Pathologist, Dr. A. Toca. The rapidly expanding field of pathology involves such areas as surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, clinical microbiology and molecular pathology, as well as blood banking.
 
The pathology office maintains all surgical pathology reports, bone marrow reports, autopsies, consultation reports and correspondence files generated by the pathologists.
 
Contact Information
 
Jameson Hospital North Campus - Outpatient Laboratory
Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: 7am – 2pm
Sunday: 7am – 2pm   
Closed Holidays
 
Pathology: 724-656-4080 or 724-656-4081
Laboratory: 724-656-4082 or 724-656-4083
 
Jameson Hospital North Campus - Outpatient Laboratory
Monday thru Friday: 7am – 3:30pm
Closed Holidays
1st Floor through Outpatient Entrance
724-656-6013