Community Hospital Anderson's Laboratory is an active full-service, state-of-the-art laboratory performing diagnostic and therapeutic testing to aid and assist physicians in the treatment of their patients. The laboratory service at Community Anderson is divided into two separate departments: pathology and nuclear medicine. Services are provided through these departments for clinical procedures, microbiology, tissue examinations, blood transfusion, necropsy service, and nuclear medicine procedures. We have two full-time pathologists on staff to direct and support our clinical mission.
The primary function of the service is to provide diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring procedures requested by the medical staff or other licensed physicians for in and out patients.
Community Anderson's laboratory is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Indiana Association of Blood Banks and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The lab is licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Indiana State Board of Health.
These services are maintained under the direction of an active member of the medical staff who is certified by the American Board of Pathology both in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Nuclear Medicine.
These services are provided to outpatients on and off campus in addition to emergency and inpatients at the facility. Emergency and inpatient services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
MobiLab is a positive identification system used within the hospital that increases efficiency and enhances patient safety. This wireless handheld device is taken to the patient’s bedside where the phlebotomist or nurse first scans their own name badge so that there is a record of who is taking the sample. Then the caregiver chooses the patient’s name on the device and scans the patient’s wrist band. If the two do not match, the MobiLab will not allow the process to go any further. This will insure that the correct patient is having the proper labs done. If they do match, the phlebotomist or nurse can then see which tests have been ordered for this patient, as well as any other pertinent information regarding this patient’s condition or care. Patients’ laboratory results are often used by their physicians to diagnose conditions, determine medications or make treatment changes.
By physician order, Community Hospital Anderson lab technicians will visit patients’ homes to draw their labs. The cost for the patient is the same as if they visited one of our outpatient labs. This service is only available when deemed necessary by your physician, typically for patients who are homebound.