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Laboratory Services

We are on duty around-the-clock to collect blood and conduct tests

Myrtue Medical Center laboratory is a CLIA-certified laboratory accredited by the State of Iowa. Our team of professional technologists and technicians are trained individuals who are qualified in laboratory testing and work hand-in-hand with our skilled phlebotomists and lab assistants. We are on duty around-the-clock to collect blood and conduct tests that are requested on an emergency basis. Our services include general chemistry, immunology, serology, hematology, coagulation and blood bank. In addition, the laboratory features microbiology, toxicology and therapeutic drug level monitoring. Our laboratory performs approximately 340,000 laboratory tests each year. Most of our testing is done in-house; however, some testing must be sent to our reference lab, Physician’s Laboratory, in Omaha, Nebraska.

The practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed by the clinical laboratory. Laboratory test results are among the most important and helpful tools used in medicine today. In fact, 60-80% of health care decisions affecting diagnosis and treatment of disease are determined on laboratory results. Therefore, the foremost goal of Myrtue Medical Center’s laboratory is to provide accurate and reliable test results to our health care providers for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Another important goal of our laboratory is to promote customer service to our community by being a certified drug and alcohol collection facility, a paternity testing collection site, and offering health fairs in the spring and fall.

Laboratory Services

  • Provide diagnostic testing for Myrtue Medical Center inpatients and emergency patients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Provide diagnostic testing for non-emergent outpatients and physicians’ clinics Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Being a certified drug and alcohol collection facility
  • Being a paternity testing collection site
  • Offering health fairs in the spring and fall

Contact Information

Myrtue Medical Center Laboratory
1213 Garfield Ave
Harlan, IA 51537
TEL 712.755.4334
FAX 712.755.4381