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COVID-19 Swabbing & Outpatient Lab Services

Drive-thru COVID-19 Specimen Collection

The shallow nasal swab collection station is at the main doors of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at 1200 College Drive. The drive-thru station offers appointments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays.

Make an appointment at curative.com. You may need to update your web browser to Firefox or Chrome. DO NOT have food, drinks, candy, gum, mouthwash, tobacco, etc. up to 20 minutes before the nasal swab collection.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, simply drive to the swabbing station. Hospital staff will have your kit and will oversee sample collection.

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

The hospital's outpatient lab continues to be housed in the MHSC Foundation offices. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the main campus. Look for the big banner.

Saturday outpatient lab services are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sweetwater Walk-In Clinic at 3000 College Drive.

Both are 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

SalivaDirect 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.

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. For a fact sheet for healthcare providers, click here.

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.