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COVID-19 Swabbing & Outpatient Lab Services

Drive-thru COVID-19 Specimen Collection Site

The swabbing station is at the main doors of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at 1200 College Drive.

Beginning Nov. 9, Sweetwater Memorial is transitioning to the new Curative oral swab specimen collection system. All residents who need to be swabbed for COVID-19 at the drive-thru are asked to first sign on to curative.com and make an appointment. DO NOT have food, drinks, candy, gum, mouthwash, etc. up to 20 minutes before the swab collection. Once you have made an appointment, simply drive to the swabbing station. The hospital will have your kit and will oversee sample collection. For more information, click on this news story.

NEW FALL HOURS: Swabbing is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Just drive up under the awning at the hospital's main entrance at 1200 College Drive.

For those who still may need these forms for other procedures and swab tests, print off this Outpatient Registration Form, as well as the Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information.

As a result of the swabbing activity, there is no access to the hospital through the main doors. The public is temporarily being detoured to the Emergency Room entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Outpatient Laboratory Services

Laboratory services have temporarily moved to a new location at the Memorial Hospital Foundation offices. It offers a separate entrance and is not accessible through the hospital. Look for the signs to Outpatient Laboratory.

The laboratory has NEW TEMPORARY HOURS of operation – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. It is staffed to meet all of your needs, including full admission services. The same services you’ve received in the past will be offered, such as blood draws and collections for other medical laboratory tests.

Lab Test Directory, click here.

Health & Wellness Screening Costs, click here.

Patient Information on Available Tests

Curative SARS-CoV-2 Fact Sheet: This patient information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in English.

Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV: This patient information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test. It is provided here in English.

Cepheid SARS-CoV-2 Fact Sheet: This patient information will help you understand the risks and diagnosis for COVID-19. It is provided here in English.

BioFire Respiratory Panel 2.1 (RP2.1) Fact Sheet for Patients is available here by BioFire Diagnostics. It is provided here in English and Spanish.

Rapid Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Fact Sheet: This patient information will help you understand the risks and diagnosis for COVID-19. This test is not recommended for screening or surveillance. It is provided here in English and Spanish.

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total Reagent Pack Fact Sheet: This VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products antibody test information will help you understand the risks and benefits of using this test for the diagnosis of COVID-19. It is provided here in English.

Clinical Laboratory & Pathology Services

Many health issues require the services of a Medical Laboratory to determine a diagnosis and to treat a variety of illnesses.

The inpatient and outpatient Medical Laboratory services at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County offer clinical and pathology services with state-of-the-art equipment. A highly trained, professional staff with many years of experience are skilled in all disciplines of laboratory medicine, such as hematology, coagulation, chemistry, urinalysis, blood transfusion, serology, microbiology, and anatomical pathology.

We also offer blood draw services in our first-floor Specialty Clinics location at 1180 College Drive, and at the Family, Internal & Occupational Medicine Clinics of Sweetwater Memorial at 3000 College Drive.

The Clinical Laboratory is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.

Common Questions

Must I check in through admissions for outpatient lab tests?

Yes, you must complete the admissions process prior to having blood work done.

Do I need to make an appointment to have my blood drawn?

An appointment is not necessary for most blood draws. The laboratory is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

I have some questions. Who can I call?

Call Laboratory Director Mary Fischer at (307) 352-8360.

Am I required to fast?

Not all testing requires fasting. Contact the laboratory or your provider for more information.