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Laboratory Services

St. Mary’s Laboratory is a multi-service clinical laboratory that performs more than 100,000 tests per month. The lab is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide testing for patients and the community. St. Mary’s also provides 24/7 laboratory services at the St. Mary’s Medical Campus in Ironton, Ohio, to support the emergency department there, as well as area physicians.

St. Mary’s Laboratory provides testing in the areas of microbiology, virology, serology, immunology, blood bank, chemistry, toxicology, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, parasitology, flow cytometry and molecular biology. The lab also serves as a teaching facility for students from area universities, community colleges and technical or career centers who are studying to become medical laboratory technologists, medical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory assistants and phlebotomists.

The Laboratory actively supports St. Mary’s commitment to community service through health fair participation, educational offerings at area schools and colleges, wellness blood profiles, blood drives for the American Red Cross and community education.

Wellness Blood Profiles

As a community service, St. Mary’s Laboratory offers wellness blood profiles four times a year at a low cost of $25. The profiles include 29 different laboratory tests, with optional testing available for Hemoglobin A1C and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) at an additional cost. Testing is offered during the months of January, April, July and October.

Wellness blood profiles include the following tests:

  • Complete Blood Count: white blood cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin, platelets, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils
  • Blood Chemistries: glucose, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), creatinine, uric acid, total bilirubin, SGOT (AST), alkaline phosphatase, total protein, albumin, calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium and carbon dioxide
  • Lipid Profile: total cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoprotein), triglycerides, LDL (low density lipoprotein), VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) and HDL/cholesterol ratio

Wellness blood profiles may be purchased at St. Mary’s Outpatient Center on the main campus Monday through Friday (closed holidays) from 7 to 10 a.m. or at St. Mary’s Medical Campus laboratory in Ironton, Ohio, Monday through Friday (closed holidays) from 7 to 10 a.m. Lab work should be performed while fasting. No appointment is necessary. Those who purchase profiles must register before having lab work performed. Results are mailed to the patients and sent to their physician if requested. For more information about wellness blood profiles, call the Wellness Hotline at (304) 526-6670.

For lab specific questions, call (304) 526-1816.