Lab and X-ray

photo of laboratory equipment

Test results for laboratory or standard diagnostic radiology procedures can be obtained quickly and cost-effectively at Sindecuse Health Center. Tests may be ordered by health center medical staff or by a referring physician. Once completed, reports are forwarded to the clinician or physician who ordered the test.

Laboratory tests

Some lab tests ordered by a health center clinician are performed in-house. These include:

  • Complete blood count
  • Chlamydia
  • Fecal occult blood
  • Gonorrhea
  • Glucose (one touch)
  • HCG, serum or urine
  • Influenza
  • Fecal occult blood
  • Strep
  • Urinalysis (except samples out to be cultured)

Important note about outside lab tests

Other samples collected are sent to an outside reference laboratory, Borgess Medical Center. Results are scanned and become part of your medical record.  Borgess bills a patient independently from Sindecuse Health Center. Patients should check with their insurance company to determine whether diagnostic tests sent to the Borgess reference lab are a covered benefit.

Radiology (X-ray)

We perform general diagnostic procedures. Images are ready for immediate review by a health center clinician when ordered at our facility; all x-ray images are referred to a radiologist for further interpretation. X-ray images become a permanent part of your medical record and remain on file for a minimum of seven years after the last procedure performed. 

Appointments

Appointments begin 15 minutes after opening until 4:15 p.m. Lab hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We open at 9 a.m. on Thursdays.

A written clinician request is required for all procedures. Bring your order to your scheduled appointment or ask your physician to fax the order to (269) 387-2233. 

Accreditation and compliance

Our laboratory is accredited by the Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988. Quality control is mandated by these qualifying groups and is met through proficiency testing provided by the American Proficiency Institute. Sindecuse Health Center has received consistently excellent scores over the past several inspections. Our radiology department follows federal regulations and is registered with and inspected by the State of Michigan, in conjunction with the Western Michigan University radiation safety officer.

The Laboratory and X-ray department employs certified medical technologists and radiographers registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Learn more about diagnostics

Learn about x-rays at RadiologyInfo.org.
Learn about common lab tests at Lab Tests Online.