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CCM Health laboratory is fully accredited by the state of Minnesota and CLIA a national accrediting agency. The laboratory is staffed 24/7 to provide immediate assistance to the care giver with help to establish the patient’s diagnosis, assess the effectiveness of the treatment being given or to monitor the effectiveness of prescribed antibiotics or therapeutic drugs. The laboratory is directed by a Pathologist who is specially trained and qualified and who can serve as a consultant to the care giver.
The laboratory staff consists of phlebotomists (trained individuals who collect blood samples for testing) and the certified or licensed medical technicians or technologists who perform the testing. Ordering and reporting of laboratory tests are done electronically via a (LIS) laboratory information system. The system is connected to the hospital and clinic system which allows for access from any site within the facility. Thus, allowing for manual reporting, recollection, or real time electronic reporting to any location in the facility.
The laboratory provides a full spectrum of testing from a simple urinalysis to a specialized chemistry run on a state-of-the-art single platform analyzer. An affiliation with the American Red Cross makes it possible to have blood products available for any emergency. The laboratory also provides services to neighboring hospitals, clinics, and veterinarian clinics when needed. The laboratory also offers upon request to businesses and the general public various health screenings as requested at reduced rates.