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Laboratory


Jody Skinner,
Laboratory Director

Star Valley Medical Center is committed to providing quality laboratory testing to our customers.
Our clinical laboratory scientists are certified by a collaborative team of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and National Certification Association.  Our laboratory is also certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services / CMS.

Our test menu for routine testing, with results available same day or by next day, is as follows:

CHEMISTRY

Metabolic Profiles for kidney and liver functions, electrolytes, glucose, etc.
Lipid Profiles – including cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL
High Sensitive CRP – cardiac risk factor
Insulin Resistance – pre diabetic screening
HgbA1c – for diabetic control monitoring
CRP- marker for inflammation/infections

Iron studies – Iron, Iron saturation, Ferritin
 (evaluation of Iron storage diseases and anemia)

Cardiac Enzymes – CPK, CK-MB, Troponin I, BNP
 (assess cardiac muscle damage (AMI) and congestive heart failure)

Hormone Levels
 Thyroid function – TSH, Free T4 and Free T3
 PSA – prostate health and cancer screening
 Immunoglobulin E (IgE) – associated with allergies
 Estradiol, Prolactin, FSH, LH, Progesterone – women’s health
 Testosterone
 Parathyroid
 Beta HCG – quantitative pregnancy hormone levels

Cancer Markers
 CEA – colon cancer
 CA-125 – ovarian cancer
 AFP
 Beta-HCG
 NMP22 – bladder cancer

Theraputic Drug Testing – medication monitoring
 Digoxin, Theophylline, Valproic Acid, Dilantin, Tegratol, Lithium, Vancomycin, Gentamicin

HEMATOLOGY / COAGULATION

CBC – complete blood counts (WBC, RBC, Hgb, Hct, Plts and RBC indicies)
ESR – marker for inflammation
Protime/INR and aPTT – surgical screening and medication monitoring
D-Dimer- thrombosis risk factor


BLOOD BANK 

Our blood supplier is United Blood Services, Billings Montana
Surgical screening, Prenatal testing and blood typing
Blood products are available as needed for emergency, post op and post chemotherapy needs

MICROBIOLOGY / SEROLOGY

The laboratory can handle most of your routine culture needs including urine, blood, sputum, wound, body fluids and stool studies.  The report turn out time is longer (average 2-3 days) for cultures based on how fast the organisms grow and how complex the work ups are for optimal antibiotic testing. 

Rapid Test Menu
Influenza – strains A & B
 Resp. syncytial virus – RSV
 Infectious Mono
 H. pylori – for bacterial that causes stomach ulcers
 Pregnancy testing


This is just a small sample of what our laboratory can provide for your healthcare needs.  Our technologists and staff are always looking for new test methodologies that can be added to provide for the needs of the community.  If you have questions about a test you physician has ordered or about a lab service need please call the Laboratory Director at 307-885-5828.  We are here to serve you.

Star Valley Medical Center, Laboratory Services is an essential part of your local health care network providing excellent, compassionate health care services.


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