For many people, clinical laboratory testing is an invisible side of medical care. Yet many of the decisions your health care provider makes about your health status - obtaining a diagnosis, developing a course of action for treatment, or monitoring your body's response to therapy - are based on laboratory data.
As a patient, you have the right to choose where your lab work is completed. Convenience and a laboratory's reputation for accuracy and proficiency are probably the most important factors in making this decision. That's why the laboratory at the Harrison Community Hospital is dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. And with us, your tests are performed as quickly as modern technology allows, and results are readily available to your physician -- no matter the location.
Understanding Your Tests
If you've had laboratory tests performed, you may have been given a copy of the report by the lab or your health care provider. Once you get your report, however, it may not be easy for you to read or understand, leaving you with more questions than answers. An excellent resource to better understand your lab tests can be found at www.labtestsonline.org. The website provides an index of amost any lab test that a patient may wish to research.