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Laboratory Scientist


Othello Community Hospital provides a wide range of clinical laboratory services 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Our state-of-the-art equipped laboratory is staffed with highly qualified medical technologists. It is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health and operates under the supervision of a consulting pathologist. We work closely with our physicians to help them make quicker and better decisions for their patients. Tests are provided in the following categories:

  • Chemistry
    Complete metabolic profile, therapeutic monitoring, cardiac screen and lipid profiles (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL).

  • Hematology
    Performs complete blood counts for chemotherapy patients and people with ailments such as anemia.

  • Blood Bank
    Types and processes blood for patient transfusions.

  • Microbiology
    Assists in the diagnosis of infections such as urinary, respiratory, or blood.

  • Immunology/Serology
    Screens for diseases such as mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and auto-immune antibodies indicative of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and monitors anticoagulant therapy.

  • Urinalysis
    Evaluates kidney functions, abuse of drugs detection.

For outpatient specimen collections, you may come to the laboratory Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We will gladly accommodate specimens at other times with prior arrangement. Please note that a physician order is required for all tests.

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