Laboratory

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In the Laboratory Department, we do testing on clinical specimens. A clinical
specimen is anything from a patient. Common specimens to test are blood and tissue,
but the specimen can be anything-sweat, hair, fingernails. In our lab, the majority
of tests are done on blood, urine, tissue, cerebral spinal fluid, or other bodily
fluids.

The Laboratory at PMS is divided into separate sections, depending on the technology
being used or the specific type of testing being done.
1. Clinical Chemistry concentrates on tests done on the fluid portion of blood,
as well as some other bodily fluids.
2. Hematology looks at the cellular components of blood and coagulation involved
in clotting.
3. Microbiology deals with infectious diseases, which can include diseases caused
by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or tuberculosis.

The Blood Bank deals with transfusions and Donor Services receives blood from
donors to supply the Blood Bank. Phlebotomy collects blood specimens for testing.
Histology and Cytology deal with anatomic pathology.

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Staffed by pathologists, lab technologists and lab technicians, PMS’s Lab has
6- 7 full-time employees. The lab is in operation 24/7. Aside from being able
to cross match units of blood and arrange for blood transfusions, the lab is always
ready to accept specimens for culture, cardiac enzymes, drug monitoring, and basic
testing such as coagulation testing, complete blood count (CBC), electrolytes,
and chemistry assays.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8 am – 5 pm
Saturday
8 am – 12 Noon