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Laboratory Services

Phone: (740)425-5105
Fax: (740)425-5121

Monday - Friday, 7:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Saturday 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Barnesville Hospital's Laboratory represents a team of highly qualified health care professional dedicated to producing accurate, complete and timely laboratory results. By providing excellent service, the laboratory strives to assist other health care professional in delivery of quality patient care.

Location: Barnesville Hospital is located at 639 West Main Street in Barnesville, Ohio. The laboratory is located in the west end of the hospital, by the patient pickup exit.

Staff: Under the direction of an anatomic and clinical board-certified pathologist, Barnesville Hospital laboratory is CLIA and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredited. There are approximately eighteen laboratory employees consisting of laboratory manager, supervisors, medical technologist, medical technicians and phlebotomists.

Quality: The clinical laboratory develops and monitors a performance improvement system to include quality control of services and competence of personnel. The laboratory also promotes an awareness and understanding of the services rendered to the public and other health care professionals. They work with the Barnesville Hospital Safety Committee to ensure a safe working environment for both employees and patients. This includes providing handicapped accessible drawing stations and restroom facilities. The laboratory has a policy to ensure any patient complaining of pain after the veinpuncture is evaluated and instructions are given to manage the pain to allow for the highest level of comfort.

24-Hour Testing: Barnesville Hospital laboratory is a full service laboratory functioning 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The majority of the testing is completed in-house. Remaining tests are promptly sent to established reference laboratories, approved by Barnesville Hospital Medical Staff.

Health Screening: The Barnesville Hospital Laboratory will, periodically, be holding health screenings. Please check your local paper for the location, date, and time. A twelve-hour fast is recommended. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.


Legal Notice for Health Screening Testing
The informational nature of the tests: The Ohio Barnesville Hospital Laboratory provides Health Screening Testing, including the accompanying information handout, for informational purposes only. Health Screening Testing cannot substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Diagnosis and treatment of human illness should be based on your medical history, including your family's medical history, and a physical examination along with your doctor's professional judgment and review of test results. It is therefore important for you to discuss your test results with your personal physician. Physician judgment must remain central to the selection of diagnostic tests and therapy options of a specific patient's medical condition. Always seek the advice of your doctor if you have any questions and before you stop, start or change any treatment plan, including the use of medication. No guarantees are made with respect to accuracy, completeness, errors, or omissions of content. In no event will The Barnesville Hospital Laboratory be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this program.

Privacy: The Barnesville Hospital Laboratory respects your privacy. Personal information collected from customers will not, unless required by law, be shared with any third party. The primary reason we collect your personal information is for identification purposes and to enable you to obtain your test results. We do not distribute unsolicited e-mails, nor, unless required by law, do we share the names of our customers with any third party.

Third Party Payment or Reimbursement: To the best of our knowledge and belief, Health Screening Testing is not reimbursed by any health insurance company or by Medicare, Medicaid or any other city, state or federal program. You may not submit a request for payment or reimbursement of the charges from Health Screening Testing to any health insurance company or to Medicare, Medicaid or any other city, state or federal program.


Common Blood Tests

Stock lab photoDoctors use information obtained from Laboratory analysis to diagnose or predict disease, and to monitor various therapies for effectiveness. Blood is complex mixture of chemicals, hormones, proteins, and cellular elements. Any imbalance, or too much or too little of specific constituents, can indicate the nature of certain disorders. There are thousands of components that can be analyzed with just a tube or two of blood.

Electrolytes: Salts which break down in the body are transported in the blood as the charged particles, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, and Bicarbonate. These Electrolytes are maintained in health within tightly-controlled ranges - too much deviation from normal can be critical. Electrolytes are commonly measured as indicators for metabolic functioning, acid-base balance, renal or lung disease, or as a general measure of nutrition and hydration.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP): BMP is commonly included as part of general health screening and includes Electrolytes and four other constituents (Glucose, Bun, Creatinine, and Calcium) that are good indicators for kidney function, and screening for diabetes.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): CMP adds more tests to the BMP to provide a broader screen. Addition of Total Protein, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, and Total Bilirubin provide more information on Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, and Bone.

Lipid Panel: Used to evaluate relative risks for developing atherosclerosis or heart disease. Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides are all different types of fat that are measured.

Complete Blood Count (CBC): Measures the specific cellular elements transported in blood. Red Blood Cells (RBC), White Blood Cells (WBC), and Platelet levels can indicate anemia, infection, or leukemia. Non-specific inflammation or dehydration, along with secondary affects from many other organ disorders can all be apparent in Cell counts. A handful of specific sub-types of WBC can also be enumerated by Microscopy during a Differential analysis to try and categorized specific abnormalities.

Prothrombin (PT): Common measurement used to monitor anticoagulation therapy when taking Coumadin to "thin" the blood. INR measures the degree of anticoagulation and allows predication for possible dosage change.

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM): Used to quantify blood levels of many different drugs. Measurement prevents toxicity and ensures proper therapy. Some drugs commonly measured include heart medications such as Digoxin, anticonvulsants such as Dilantin, and antibiotics such as Vancomycin.

Thyroid Tests: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), and FT4 (Free Thyroxin) measure both the level of hormone production and relative health of the thyroid gland.


Printable Patient Instructions

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