McPherson Hospital Laboratory Services

McPherson Hospital’s laboratory offers comprehensive services and provides accurate and timely test results. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to complement all in-house medical needs. Outpatient business hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon. Tests are conducted with a physician’s order only.

The department performs about 250,000 individual tests and 20,000 blood draws on average each year. An advanced computer system that utilizes barcode identification helps guarantee accuracy and tracking of specimens.

A complete blood bank service is also available with blood and blood products provided by the American Red Cross Central Plains Chapter in Wichita. Patients who will need blood in accordance with certain scheduled surgeries may bank and use their own blood if the situation warrants.

Common lab studies include:
  • Chemistry profiles to screen for specific disease processes;
  • Special chemistry profiles to screen for cancers, heart attacks, CHF and thyroid problems;
  • Complete bacteriology services to rule out infections;
  • Screening for strep, flu, mono, RSV, pregnancy;
  • Department of Transportation drug screen collection and testing, and breath-alcohol testing.

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