Pershing Health System’s laboratory offers a wide range of testing to our emergency, inpatient, and out-patient service providers and to the patients they serve. The latest laboratory equipment is used at PHS such as the VITROS® 5600 Chemistry and Immunology Analyzer and the Sysmex XN 550 Hematology Analyzer allow the lab specialists to perform a wider spectrum of testing in-house rather than sending out to an off-site laboratory. PHS’s in-house laboratory equipment is comparable to that in large, urban hospitals and allows for a faster turnaround time for lab results.
Staffed with fully qualified clinical laboratory professionals with years of expertise in the field of laboratory medicine, PHS laboratory performs testing in major areas of the clinical laboratory including:
- Full-Service Laboratory: Routine outpatient lab hours 07:30- 6:00 pm daily
- Phlebotomy Therapy (Scheduled)
- Employment Drug Screens: Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Must set up contract)
- Coagulation Testing (Blood Thinner)
- Inpatient and Outpatient
For further information or questions, please call 660-258-1166.
Dr. Leslie Miller
Allison Cordray, MLT(AMT) Supervisor
Sherry Walgren, MT (AAB)
Mitzi Justimbaste, MT (ASCP)
Kim Baker, MLT (ASCP)
Reeva Harrison, MLT (AMT)
Dwayne Dawa, MT (ASCP)
Jewell Nickell, MLT (AAB)
Catie Prenger, Phlebotomist
Did you know?
The PHS laboratory has several NEW machines and services that are very impressive!
- NEW Hematology machine gives faster and more detailed results
- NEW Chemistry/Immunology machine
- Additional tests done in house, just to mention a few:
Men’s health: Testosterone, PSA
Women’s health: Beta HcG quant
What does this mean for you as a patent?
- Faster patient results
- Faster treatment for patients
- More tests offered to ER for further patient diagnosis
- More advanced testing procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to fast before my blood tests?
You need to fast if your doctor has ordered a fasting test. This means that you cannot eat anything and may only drink clear water for 12-14 hours prior to your test. You should continue to take your medications, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Some common fasting tests include: fasting glucose, fasting lipid panel, fasting metabolic panel, fasting cholesterol, HDL, or triglyceride. If you are uncertain about whether or not you should fast, please contact your healthcare provider.
How long should I fast?
If your doctor did not tell you how long to fast, you should not eat anything and only drink clear water for approximately 12-14 hours prior to the test.
I did not fast for a fasting test. Can I have my blood drawn anyway?
Because certain test results may be influenced by what you eat or drink, we prefer that you do not have your blood drawn if your tests were ordered as fasting.
Do I need an appointment for lab tests?
No, you do not need to make an appointment.
What do I need to bring to the Patient Service Center for my blood draw?
Please bring your insurance card, your picture ID, and the doctor’s order for your lab tests.
How can I get my results?
You may contact medical records to obtain a copy of your results.