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Text Box: Lab Personnel
Halloween 2001

The clinical laboratory is located on first floor of the hospital.  The laboratory support patient care functions with direct and indirect responsibilities in patient care.  It is staffed 24 hours per day and seven days per week with registered technical and nontechnical staff to ensure continuous support to the hospitalís patient care functions.

The clinical laboratory provides a menu of tests performing approximately 500,000 tests annually and ensures quality testing that enhances the physicians, nursing service, and various other departments in their role in quality patient care.  The laboratory management team actively monitors the quality of testing through the review of testís results, quality control, proficiencies and maintains standards of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and CLIA.

The employees within a clinical laboratory are faced with various hazards, i.e., biological, chemical, fire- and/or explosion-related, electrical, or punctures and lacerations from glassware or blood/specimen collection equipment.  Diseases or accidents associated with preventable causes are simply not acceptable, therefore a safety program is required in every clinical laboratory.   The entire testing area of the laboratory is denoted as biohazard; therefore, all employees are required to know and practice safety procedures, infection control, and universal precautions, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The laboratory at Clinch Valley Medical Center is accredited by:

  • College of American Pathologists

  • American Association of Blood Banks

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Here is an overview of the many sections and some of the people that make up todayís modern laboratory.  Each section is dedicated to providing the special services that add up to quality health care. 

For more information call:

            General Laboratory Phone: (540) 596-6145

            Industrial Medicine: (540) 596-6146

            Pathologists: (540) 596-6196 or 6197

            FAX: (540) 596-6147

CVMC Laboratory News Headline

We now have an NPR report that will allow all laboratory dated posted following a patients discharge to be printed in the office of those physicians who are "hard-wired" into the system. If you are not "hard-wired" those reports can be printed in the laboratory and then brought to the physicians office via courier. If you are interested in these services please contact Mr. Dennis Sargent, Laboratory Supervisor.

The Triage Blood test measuring B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is now available. Please see the section for Physician News and BNP for a discussion and more information.

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