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COVID-19 specimen collection

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County no longer offers free COVID-19 tests. Check with your physician for other options.

Outpatient Laboratory Services have moved

The hospital's outpatient lab is located in the main hospital building at 1200 College Drive. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

The medical lab on the main floor of the Specialty Clinics of Sweetwater Memorial at 1180 College Drive also is open. It's hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.) Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

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

They 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.

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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.

Am I required to fast?
Not all testing requires fasting. Contact the laboratory or your provider for more information.

I have some questions. Who can I call?
Laboratory Director Aimee Urbin at 307-352-8360.

Contact:

Aimee Urbin, Medical Laboratory Director
Phone: 307-352-8360
Fax: 307-352-5341