The Ringgold County Hospital laboratory operates under the highest of standards to test clinical specimens and provide practitioners with the means to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Our team of qualified professionals provide constant coverage day and night. The laboratory offers a complete spectrum of tests using up-to-date analytical equipment. Most tests are completed at Ringgold County Hospital—an outside laboratory handles those that are not. The laboratory also performs EKGs and is responsible for Holter monitor and cardiac monitor hook-ups. Computer technology is used to monitor tests and report results to ensure consistency. We have an ongoing quality assurance program and are licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment.
In-House Lab Tests
The laboratory offers a comprehensive range of testing capabilities, using state-of-the-art analytical equipment. Most lab tests are completed right here inside Ringgold County Hospital. We also contract with an outside lab to help with overflow and other testing needs, so that patients always have access to efficient and accurate testing. Our team of highly qualified professionals provide constant coverage in the lab, day and night, 7 days a week.
The types of tests and other lab services we perform in-house include:
- Blood chemistry profiles and testing
- COVID-19 testing prior to surgery
- Serology testing, which looks for antibodies in the blood
- Hematology testing
- Coagulation analysis
- Immunohematology for potential transfusion patients
- Collection of samples for a reference laboratory
EKGs, Holter & Cardiac Event Monitors
The Ringgold County Hospital laboratory also performs EKGs and is responsible for Holter monitor and cardiac event monitor hook-ups. Computer technology is used to collect and report test results to ensure consistency.
Quality Assurance & CLIA Certification
The Ringgold County Hospital quality assurance program helps to ensure that the RCH lab continues to operate under the highest standards for quality, including the federal regulations of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). We are a CLIA-certified lab, which ensures that our test results meet or exceed industry standards for clinical laboratory testing.
On-Site Lab Tests in Mount Ayr, IA
Whether you are a patient, physician, or visitor to Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa, you can count on the testing and results conducted at our in-house lab. The hospital’s clinical laboratory, which is staffed 24/7, operates under the highest quality standards. If you have any questions about the RCH lab, call us at (641) 464-4411.