Glen Rose Medical Center Laboratory performs many diagnostic tests on clinical specimens in order to assist healthcare providers in diagnosing, preventing disease and treating the patient. We do this with the help of Medical Professionals in the form of Phlebotomists, Laboratory Scientists, and Laboratory Technicians. We make every effort to provide a comfortable, friendly environment for our patients that allows them to feel at ease. With a broad testing menu, state-of-the-art equipment and competent staff, we can provide quick turn-around times to each physician. This allows physicians and other health care providers to do their job quickly and efficiently.
What is a Laboratory Scientist or Laboratory Technician? Clinical Laboratory Scientists (also known as Medical Technologists) and Laboratory Technicians are health-care professionals that provide a vital role in modern medicine. Clinical Laboratory Scientists are extensively educated in all aspects of laboratory medicine. These professionals have normally acquired a 2-year or 4-year degree and have extensive training in laboratory science. They are also typically certified by a national board exam similar to the type of exam that nurses must pass in order to become certified. They are apt puzzle-solvers, detail-oriented and have excellent technical skills. They are responsible for providing accurate information to physicians so that they may:
- diagnose, monitor and treat disease
- monitor patient health
- practice preventative medicine
It is estimated that 70% of all medical decisions made by physicians are based on this vital information provided by Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Laboratory Technicians.
What is a Phlebotomist? Phlebotomists are extremely important individuals to the laboratory as they are the first step in the laboratory process. It is up to them to acquire correctly identified, scientifically acceptable samples in order for the Laboratory Scientists and Technicians to perform testing effectively. Phlebotomists acquire training to learn how to draw blood quickly, efficiently and safely, with little discomfort to the patient. Using venipuncture and other methods, they become very skilled on the job, because they draw numerous samples every day.
Glen Rose Medical Center Laboratory has teamed up with Quest Diagnostics to offer a wider scope of testing, more economical services to our patients, and ultimately shorter wait times. Quest performs outpatient specimen collections, as well as the higher complexity testing that must be performed in a more robust laboratory. Learn more about Quest Diagnostics.
We know that your time is important! To begin with, we want to make certain that you get the best care available and secondly, we strive to deliver this service in a timely manner, so that you can get to the next item on your to-do list. Most tests that are sent out to Quest Diagnostics (see Send-Out Testing link below) can take anywhere from 2 to 7 days, so please, make sure that you give yourself enough time to have testing completed prior to your next physician appointment. If you have questions concerning the turn-around time of your tests, feel free to stop by or call us and ask. Quest also allows patients to access their own laboratory reports, if necessary. Follow the links on this page to access this special patient portal and retrieve your own laboratory reports!
See the below links for a view of the testing that we perform here as well as a link to Quest Diagnostics.
Blood Bank List
Finally, the mission of the Laboratory at Glen Rose Medical Center mirrors that of the organization as a whole.
- We provide State-of-the-Art Health Care through our unique and ever-expanding continuum of care.
- We are dedicated to providing quality, patient-focused, community-based medicine that exceeds are customer expectations.
- We inspire employee and community loyalty by maintaining a safe, appealing environment that promotes the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our staff, patients and families.
The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by either calling
Laboratory Director, Michael Honea at 254-897-2215 ext. 450
Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring at 1-800-994-6610
or emailing: email@example.com.