Pathology (Laboratory)

Our Lab is staffed by highly trained personnel. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m.  The Laboratory is conveniently located on Freeman Street, which is on the west side of the facility. A technician is available on-call after 4 p.m. through the Emergency Room or  by physician request.

Laboratory capabilities include:

  • Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiology
  • Blood Bank
  • Breath Alcohol testing and Drug Screen Collections as mandated by the DOT

Here are some frequently asked questions:

What does my doctor mean when they tell me to “fast” before getting my blood test done?

Some blood tests are most accurate when you have not eaten any food or had anything to drink except WATER before we draw your blood. Normally, you should not eat after you have finished your evening meal and schedule your test early the next morning. If you are taking medications that require food, please ask your doctor before you skip a dose.

I am having a procedure at Cimarron Memorial Hospital and I need testing done. Who do I see for testing?

If this is a planned procedure, you would need to see one of our admission clerks and let them know you need to pre-admit for a procedure. Once the pre-admission is completed, you would take the admission form with your test orders, and be directed to the department(s) you need to see. If you need a blood test, our phlebotomist (blood drawer) will obtain a blood sample and direct you to any other department if other tests are needed. Pre-procedure testing is usually done to help your physician determine if you are healthy enough to have the procedure. Testing your blood and urine will tell them your current health status. Other tests such as, chest x-rays, or EKG (electrocardiograms) may be necessary to check your lungs and heart

I had a lab test and I want my results. Who do I talk to?

You can talk to one of our Lab staff when you have your blood test drawn and let us know you want your blood test results or you may call your physician. At the physicians request we will fax the results to your physician or specialist.