Laboratory

What Is The Laboratory?

At Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, we are proud to provide our patients with access to state of the art medical analysis and diagnostics in our hospital laboratory. Our laboratory houses all of our high tech equipment used in blood analysis, microbiology culturing, and pathology diagnosis.

What Does The Laboratory Do?

The laboratory is responsible for analyzing all biological samples that may be requested by your doctor. This can include things like blood samples, stool samples, saliva swabs, urine samples, and more. Samples are collected by certified laboratory employees and/or nurses or doctors.  

Analysis can involve separating out certain compounds to identify levels of essential components and hormones, culturing bacteria and viruses to diagnose infections, and assessing physical characteristics of the sample to determine any abnormal pathologies.

Who Needs Work Done By The Laboratory?

Laboratory work will be involved in almost all patient treatment programs at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, as it provides doctors insight into what is happening inside the body without requiring surgery.

Laboratory results can determine which antibiotics should be used, whether a patient has a chronic or acute deficiency in any vitamin, or if there is an imbalance indicating a specific disease or cancer. .

What Laboratory Services Do We Provide?

At Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, we are proud to offer a wide range of Laboratory services to suite all patient needs. While we provide many different services and procedures, some of the most common procedures we perform include:

  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • General Immunology
  • Routine Chemistry
  • Urinalysis
  • Endocrinology
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology
  • ABO&RH group
  • Transfusion services
  • Compatibility testing

Laboratory nurse in manistique drawing blood from patient

What Are The Laboratory Hours Of Operation?

The laboratory is staffed from  6:00am to Midnight every day of the week.

The laboratory’s out-patient office is open from 7:00am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Weekend coverage: the laboratory’s Out-patient office is open from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

DOT drug screening and breath alcohol analysis for accidents can be performed at any time per contract.  For after hours, contact the ED to contact the On-Call Lab staff.

Daily coverage from midnight to 6:00am is provided by On-Call staff.  Laboratory personnel On-Call is to respond to a STAT request arriving to the laboratory within 30 minutes.

Holiday lab coverage is provided by the On-Call staff for the entire 24 hours.

The laboratory’s out-patient office is closed on Holidays.