Laboratory

The CCH laboratory provides inpatient, outpatient and occupational health services. The laboratory is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Outpatient services are offered on a first come, first served basis.

We are located on the first floor next to Rehabilitation Services. Please use the hospital's main entrance when visiting the laboratory.

The Columbus Community Hospital Clinical Laboratory offers a broad spectrum of laboratory testing ranging from blood tests such as glucose and cholesterol to more complicated analysis of microorganisms that cause disease. The information provided by the Clinical Laboratory assists healthcare providers in the diagnosis and monitoring of their patients.

Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Phlebotomists staff the Clinical Laboratory. The Laboratory staff may be contacted at (920) 623-1240. If you have specific concerns you may contact Heather Alvarez, Laboratory Manager, at (920) 623-2200, Ext. 1434.

The laboratory is accredited by The Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation means our organization and our laboratory complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care. If you have any concerns regarding the safety or quality of our laboratory, you may contact The Joint Commission. Contact information can be found on their website at www.jointcommission.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I need to fast for the laboratory work my physician ordered?

The fasting requirements for test vary. You should always follow the instructions given to you by your healthcare provider. Lipid testing (cholesterol) and fasting glucoses generally require a fast of 6-12 hours.

How will I find out the results of my test?

Upon completion, test results are sent to your healthcare provider either electronically or with paper copy. Your healthcare provider will determine how best to communicate the results to you.

Do I need to schedule an appointment to have my tests done?

Most laboratory testing can be done without an appointment. There are specific times when a sample can only be collected in the beginning of a week. This allows the sample to be forwarded to a reference laboratory in a timely manner. Please follow the specific instructions given to you by your healthcare provider.