Laboratory Services at McKenzie Health
Tim Porter, LABORATORY MANAGER
We Can Help With
Birthday Labs (Direct Access Testing)
Routine hematology and chemistry tests
Cardiac marker tests
Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
Tests that monitor diabetic compliance and diabetic kidney disease
Tests for congestive heart failure
Therapeutic drug testing
Antibody detection test
Blood compatibility testing for blood transfusions
HOW OUR COMMUNITY BENEFITS
CLIA-Certified Laboratory, FULL-SERVICE LABORATORY
McKenzie County Hospital Laboratory is an integral part of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ medical team. We are a CLIA-Certified lab, under the directorship of Dr. Catherine Fisher at Sanford Health. We are fully staffed with medical technologists who are board-certified and licensed by the State of North Dakota. As required through federal regulations, we are enrolled in a proficiency testing program through the American Proficiency Institute.
State-of-the-Art Equipment, EXTENSIVE TESTING AVAILABLE
The laboratory is equipped with state of the art instrumentation and offers an extensive testing menu. Any laboratory test that are not performed in-house are sent to our reference laboratory at Sanford Health in Bismarck or to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Common Questions about LAB WORK
Does McKenzie Health Laboratory provide birthday month health screens?
An additional service we offer to our community is the Birthday Month Health Screen.
Find more about McKenzie Health Direct Access Laboratory Testing information.
You can take advantage of a comprehensive chemistry panel, hemoglobin, hematocrit, white blood cell count, lipid panel, and a TSH (thyroid test) at a greatly reduced rate. Males also have the option to add a PSA screen to their health screen panel. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
No doctor’s order is needed and we’ll let you do it any day of the year – not only your birthday month!
How late are you open?
The McKenzie Health lab is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What is the best time to come?
7:00am in the morning.
What are the tests for?
Laboratory testing is provided to assist patient care staff in disease and/or condition diagnosis. It can range from very specific to broad state of health testing. Please check with your physician.
Do I need an appointment?
No. You may come to the hospital, see registration near main entrance or ER. Once registered, come over to the lab for collection.
What do I need to bring with me for lab work?
A Doctor’s order and method of payment.
Do I need to fast?
Fasting is not required for most testing but may be required for some. So, it is recommended that you fast by not eating, and drinking only clear liquids for 12 hours prior to collection.
How long do the tests take?
In most cases, testing is completed same day and can be viewed on “My Chart” and/or results are faxed to physician office. Complex, irregular, and culture testing are sent out to other laboratories and can take 3-5 business days to complete.
LAB WORK RESOURCES
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Call anytime, day or night for immediate non-emergency assistance
McKENZIE HEALTH LABORATORY LOCATION
MCKENZIE COUNTY HOSPITAL
Watford City, ND 58854
Fax: (701) 842-6248
Entrance: Use door under the canopy marked EMERGENCY.
Parking : In marked MCHS lots directly across from the entrance.