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Laboratory


Your health is important to us, therefore Ward Memorial Hospital (WMH) laboratory is committed to making it easy to get all of your blood tests done right here at home. WMH and your doctor realize how valuable your time is. Allow us to save you the time and inconvenience of traveling outside of the community for your lab needs. We accept written and faxed orders from all physicians, local and out of town. Our lab team continues to add tests to our in-house menu to meet you and your physicians needs. Most tests are done daily and faxed to your doctor's office that day.

Ward Memorial Hospital has stayed committed to keeping up with advances in technology. Its advanced chemistry analyzer performs a wide variety of chemistry testing from cardiac markers to lipid profiles. This analyzer allows the laboratory to test a wide range of therapeutic drug levels and provide physicians with faster lab results, thus helping patients receive faster diagnosis and treatment. The laboratory also utilizes a cutting-edge hematology analyzer. This analyzer allows technologist to program multiple samples at one time leading to quicker turnaround time for blood count results for patients. 

Outpatient hours are from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. In addition, the Laboratory Department is staffed 24/7 for emergency services.

Laboratory Services Offered at Ward Memorial Hospital:

Microbiology
Therapeutic Drug Testing
Urinalysis
Hematology
Chemical Profiles to check heart, liver, and kidney functions
Blood Banking
Chain of custody drug screens
Serology testing (RSV, mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy testing, c-diff, and influenza testing
Coagulation studies for Coumadin therapy

To contact the Laboratory Department, call 432-943-2511 ext 153.

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