Laboratory

You do not need to travel outside Keokuk County for your laboratory needs. With your doctor’s approval and laboratory order, you can have your laboratory tests done at Keokuk County Health Center. We offer a comprehensive and expanding menu of laboratory tests which includes blood work for anemia, thyroid, diabetes, lipids (cholesterol), and other tests that are diagnostic to the care of patients.

To inquire about scheduling a laboratory test, please speak with your provider.

Lab Technology Updates

In March of 2020, KCHC installed a certified Class II Biosafety Cabinet in the laboratory with money received from COVID-19 grant/stimulus funds. This equipment allows staff to confidently conduct procedures and manipulate the types of specimens which have a high likelihood of generating aerosols and droplets. The biosafety cabinet has been especially welcome during the current pandemic.

KCHC offers COVID-19 Molecular (PCR) testing offers in-house with quick turn-around results. The chemicals needed to perform this test are in short supply therefore testing is limited to 1) individuals being admitted to the hospital, 2) individuals requiring placement to another facility, and 3) individuals requiring clearance for in-house procedures such as colonoscopies.

Biosafety Cabinet and equipment used for the COVID-19 Molecular (PCR) Testing. Pictured: Ansyl Samson, MT, Lab Manager

The lab’s Vitros 5600 is able to perform more complex testing for a quicker turn-around of many of your lab tests without having to send them to a specialized lab. Quicker test reports to your provider aids in providing you with better medical care. Pictured: Roy Sagario, MT