United Hospital Center's Laboratory provides services to patients and physicians in Harrison and surrounding counties to treat, diagnose and prevent disease.
Under the direction of board certified pathologists, medical technologists and technicians, the laboratory delivers services in phlebotomy, blood bank and transfusion services, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, serology, histology, cytology and coagulation.
All testing requires a written order from the patient's physician. Some testing requires that the patient is fasting, i.e., nothing to eat or drink, before the specimen is drawn. If there is a question about fasting, the patient should consult his/her ordering physician or he/she can call the lab.
Appointments are not needed for most routine lab testing. Outpatients may come to Express Test located on the first floor at UHC from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Please click here to view the Specimen Collection Manual.
(7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)
On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, the laboratory at UHC offers a health fair. Patients do not need to have a physician order for the health fair. Testing is offered at a reduced rate and is sent to the patient and/or the patient's physician. Appointments are required to ensure availability. To register, call (681) 342-1500 and press option one.