What is a Laboratory?

FAX# 208-852-0140

FAX# 208-852-0140

What is a Laboratory?

A laboratory is a place where skilled scientists and technicians perform tests on samples from your body, like blood or urine. These tests help doctors understand your health better and find out if there are any issues.

Medical labs play a crucial role in diagnosing diseases, checking for infections, and monitoring your overall well-being. We use advanced equipment to ensure accurate results, helping you and your doctor make informed decisions about your health.

When Do I Need Laboratory Services?

You may go to a laboratory when:

  • Feeling Sick: If you are not feeling well, a doctor may send you to the lab to check for infections or other health issues.
  • Health Checkup: Sometimes, your doctor might want to do a routine checkup to make sure everything is okay. That’s when a lab test can help.
  • Monitoring a Condition: If you have a health condition like diabetes or high cholesterol, regular lab tests can help keep track of how you’re doing.
  • Preparing for Surgery: Before some surgeries, the doctor may want to check your blood or other samples to make sure it’s safe for you.

List of Modalities for Referring Providers

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Respiratory Molecular Testing
  • Gastrointestinal Molecular Testing
  • Arterial, Venous & Capillary Blood Gases
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Toxicology
  • Cardiac Testing

Our Laboratory Location

Franklin County Medical Center
44 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
Open 24/7
Laboratory Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Radiology Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm 
(208) 852-0137