24/7 Laboratory Services at Teton Valley Health
The in-house laboratory services offered at Teton Valley Health is committed to quality patient care, providing accurate and timely analysis of patient specimens in a professional and friendly atmosphere. We perform a variety of diagnostic lab services with a priority of treating patients with respect, understanding, and compassion.
Our in-house laboratory is centrally located within Teton Valley Hospital and is staffed 24/7 in the event of an emergency. We use the latest technology providing accurate and timely results for all in-house diagnostic tests.
Staff Training and Qualifications
The Teton Valley Health Laboratory is an accredited clinical facility providing care to our inpatients, outpatients and emergency department. We provide excellence in clinical diagnostic testing to aid providers in diagnosing and treating their patients. The laboratory is also inspected and certified by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Lab Results You Can Count On
Laboratory services are vital in providing important details about your health and well-being. Your healthcare provider may request a blood draw or urinalysis, or gather cells or a tissue sample, depending on which type of lab work you need.
There are many different types of lab tests we provide at Teton Valley Health. Some examples of tests your provider may order include:
- BMP (basic metabolic panel) – is used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring a wide range of health conditions. It measures glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine.
- CBC (complete blood count) – is used to diagnose anemia, leukemia, allergic reactions, viral infections, bacterial infections and parasitic infections.
- CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) – combines the basic metabolic panel with six other tests that focus on liver functions.
- Specimen cultures – are used to diagnose and treat infections such as strep throat, MRSA or urinary tract infections.
- Cytology – is a fluid specimen used to diagnose or screen for cancer.
- Hemoglobin A1c – is a recommended marker of long-term metabolic and diabetic control.
- Lipid panel – is used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring different health conditions by analyzing cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides.
- Hepatic (liver) panel – is used to diagnose and monitor liver and other health conditions that affect the liver.
- Prothrombin Time (PT or Protime)/International Normalization Ratio (INR) – is used to test blood clotting and monitor patients on oral anticoagulant therapy.
- Thyroid stimulating hormone – tests the status of your thyroid.
- Urinalysis – provides screening information for metabolism, bacteria, cells, fungal materials and other byproducts.
- Glucose tolerance testing – is used to measure your body’s response to sugar (glucose). The glucose tolerance test can be used to screen for type 2 diabetes.
- PSA (prostate screening) – is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer.
- BETA-HCG (quantitative pregnancy test) – is used to measure the specific level of HCG in the blood. HCG is a hormone produced in the body during pregnancy.
- Urine drug screen – also known as urinalysis is used to look for illegal or prescription drugs present in the body by testing your urine.
- ABO/RH Blood typing – is used to determine your blood type.
How Do I Prepare for In-House Lab Services?
In some cases, you may need to do some preparation for your in-house lab service at Teton Valley Health. Certain lab services may require you to:
- Fast for several hours or overnight
- Stop taking your medications for a few days
- Have a full bladder
Before your lab appointment at Teton Valley Health, your provider will let you know if any of these special preparations apply to you. If you do not need to prepare, you can usually head over to the lab on the spot. Otherwise, you may have to come back another day for your lab work.
When Will I Get My Lab Results Back?
For some labs that check for illness, your provider will receive your results immediately. In this case, your provider will discuss your results with you right away and prescribe any necessary medication.
Most lab results can take a few days to process. However, because Teton Valley Health offers on-site lab testing, you can usually get your results back within four to six hours. Once your lab results are ready, your provider will call you with any pertinent information or schedule you for a follow-up appointment to go over your results and discuss treatment solutions.
Where do Reference Lab Tests Go?
Teton Valley Health works in affiliation with specialists from Pathology Associates of Idaho Falls to assist in detection and diagnosis of disease. The Pathology Associates of Idaho Falls has extensive experience and expertise in surgical pathology and cancer diagnosis.
The pathologists are all board-certified in anatomical and clinical pathology with additional board certification and subspecialty training. The Pathology Associates of Idaho Falls has years of experience in evaluating specimens from all subspecialties of anatomic pathology.
- Surgical Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis
- Frozen Section Diagnosis
- Immunohistochemistry Studies
- Bone Marrow Aspirates and Biopsies
- Synovial Fluid Analysis for Crystals
- All areas of Laboratory Medicine
Walk-In / Out-Patient Lab Hours
The laboratory is open 24/7 for walk-in patients, emergency care, and monitoring for all hospital patients.
Make An Appointment Today!
For more information about lab testing, schedule an appointment online or over the phone with one of our clinics near you. To request an appointment, please call us at (208) 354-6323.
Driggs Health Clinic
283 North First St.
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Victor Health Clinic
83 N Main St.
Victor, Idaho 83455