St. John's Laboratory performs all routine analyses of blood and body fluids, as well as therapeutic drug monitoring, culturing and antibiotic sensitivity and virus identification. Blood is made available through a cooperative agreement with United Blood Services, a non-profit community blood bank serving the states of Wyoming and Montana. We encourage everyone to recruit donors for the quarterly Community Blood Drives so that a stock is always available from our area for our patients. Donations of blood do not reduce charges, as charges are for blood processing only -- there is no charge for the blood itself.
Tissues removed from patients in the hospital are sent to a local Anatomic Pathology laboratory which prepares them for examination. These tissues are then examined by a pathologist to confirm or establish diagnoses.
You will be billed separately by the pathologist for lab services.
The Laboratory functions are:
-Staffing the laboratory with qualified, licensed medical technologists in accordance with CLIA ‘88 staffing requirements
-Performing laboratory testing at the highest complexity level, as defined by CLIA’88, with approved test methodology and staff
-Continually monitoring the test menu offered to add additional testing capabilities as determined by physician ordering patterns or specific physician requests
-Ensuring that all tests are conducted under approved and adequate internal Quality Control guidelines as determined by the College of American Pathologists and CLIA ‘88
-Participating in an approved outside proficiency testing program such as provided by the College of American Pathologists
-Informing patient care providers of the availability of new laboratory diagnostic procedures that improve the diagnostic capabilities of the laboratory
-Assisting care givers in the interpretation of diagnostic test results
-Maintaining adequate supplies of all test reagents and supplies to meet normal and unusual demands
-Ensuring the test results are available to care givers in a timely and understandable format