Care Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Laboratory is a full service laboratory offering timely, accurate, state-of-the-art testing. Our staff is dedicated to providing a high level of technical expertise and excellent customer service.
The Laboratory offers to the patients and medical staff of Care Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and its clients a full complement of Clinical Laboratory and Pathology services based on needs assessment. The test results used in an individual’s care are definitive. The Clinical Laboratory maintains a staff of qualified Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Phlebotomists on a 24-hour per day basis, 7 days a week. The services provided include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Blood Bank—performs typing and compatibility testing and providing blood and blood components as necessary for patient care.
•Chemistry—provides a variety of routine procedures.
•Hematology/Urinalysis—provides a variety of routine and special procedures
•Hemostasis provides coagulation assays. (Prothrombin Times, PT) (Partial Prothrombin Times, PTT)
•Pathology—full-time pathologists. They provide anatomical and surgical pathology, review of cytology screening, and are available for consultation in person or on a call basis to the Clinical Laboratory and medical staff 24 hours per day.
•Histology/Cytology—processes tissue and fluid specimens to be examined for abnormalities, such as malignancies.
•Microbiology/Serology—performs bacterial identification and determines sensitivities to antibiotics. Provides routine serological testing procedures.
•Phlebotomy—obtains specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture for inpatients and outpatients. Processes all collected Laboratory specimens.
Registering: A physician’s order is required at the time of registration.
*Please report to the Registration area when arriving at CRMC for your laboratory test. After the registration staff has obtained the necessary information, you will be directed to the Outpatient Laboratory. A Laboratory phlebotomist will then greet you and proceed with your specimen collection.
Laboratory phone (361) 758-8585 EX 446 or 468 and Laboratory fax (361) 758-3132.
The Laboratory maintains and assures quality through a comprehensive in-house quality control program, as well as by participating in testing through the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and accreditation by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).