The Laboratory at El Campo Memorial Hospital
The modern technology available in El Campo Memorial Hospital's Laboratory Department allows the professional staff to assist physicians by performing a variety of diagnostic testing.
This diagnostic testing provides valuable information which is essential in providing quality care. In an effort to promote preventative health care the El Campo Memorial Hospital lab provides quarterly health screenings to the public at reduced rates.
The Medical Lab of Choice for Wharton County and Beyond
Our main goal is to be the laboratory of choice for our patients and physicians in Wharton County and the surrounding area. We regularly serve patients from El Campo, Wharton, Bay City areas and beyond.
Our professional staff provide a full service lab available 24/7. The El Campo Memorial Hospital lab features the health care industry's newest and most advanced technology for our customers and providers convenience.
The El Campo Memorial Hospital Lab also performs drug of abuse testing. We offer pathology testing services through Regional Pathology Associates. Our in-house testing includes a wide range of both routine and specialized test appropriate for our hospital.
Call the Lab Department at 979-578-5185 for more information.
CLIA Accredited For Quality Assurance
The El Campo Memorial Hospital Lab is accredited by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment). All test results are monitored for reliability, precision, and accuracy through both internal and external quality control programs, by registered MTs and MLTs. Our Laboratory Assistants are trained to obtain specimens with as little stress as possible to our patients. Services include:
- Blood Bank
- Blood Gas
Regional Pathology Associates
Community Health Screenings
El Campo Memorial Hospital is committed to providing continuous preventative health care to the community. The hospital provides free community health screenings to various business in the area. For more information on this outreach service, please contact:
All of the Mid Coast Well-Care Walk-In Clinics and other medical clinics can do draws for Laboratory testing and specimens will be sent to our nearest lab for results.
Bring in Lab Orders From Any Physician
Our Labs perform diagnostic testing procedures that have been ordered by a MidCoast Health System physician. Our laboratory is staffed and equipped to perform a broad range of tests in-house. Various testing procedures are sent to a regional laboratory or perhaps a specific lab designated by your insurance carrier such as Lab One, Quest and LabCorp.
Our Laboratory features analytical testing equipment that is of cutting edge technology. Our areas of service include: Hematology; Chemistry; Microbiology; Blood Bank; Serology; and Urinalysis.
We perform wellness as well as drug testing. We offer a broad spectrum of routine and specialized testing done in-house which gives our physicians timely and accurate results. The Laboratory is certi- fied under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) and is fully staffed by registered MTs and MLTs. Our trained Phlebotomists are educated to obtain specimens with as little stress as possible to the patient.
Pathology is, in essence, the study of blood, fluid, and tissue samples, which allows doctors to make diagnoses of various illnesses, by looking for specific factors lacking or present in these samples. In medical care, the pathologist is a very valuable part of the medical team, since many diseases are diagnosed or ruled out by microscopic and lab analysis of fluid, blood, or tissue samples.
The total cost of your laboratory tests can cover two areas: the technical fee and the pathology fee. Because the pathologist is an independent physician and not an employee of the MidCoast Health System (El Campo Memorial Hospital, Mid Coast Medical Clinic or any of its affiliates), you may receive a separate bill for the pathologist's service.