Diagnostic and laboratory testing in southwest Virginia
LewisGale Regional Health System offers full-service diagnostic laboratories at all four of our affiliated hospitals. Each clinical lab is staffed by trained and experienced medical technologists and technicians around the clock.
To learn more about diagnostic services at LewisGale Regional Health System, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.
Our on-site laboratories help our providers diagnose and treat your condition quickly and effectively. Our certified laboratory staff is committed to meeting the highest national quality standards.
Accreditation in laboratory services
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to the laboratories at LewisGale Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and LewisGale Hospital Alleghany for meeting the highest standards of care. Inspectors examined labs records, quality control procedures, equipment and staff qualifications against stringent criteria.
Diagnostic lab services we offer
Our full range of advanced laboratory and diagnostic services include:
- Anatomic pathology—Science of diagnosing diseases based on the appearance of tissues
- Autopsy—Examination and analysis of a deceased body to determine the cause of death or to detect changes produced by a disease
- Bone density screening—Enhanced X-ray to measure bone loss
- Chemistry and therapeutic drug monitoring—Measurement of medication levels in the blood
- Clinical microscopy—Analysis of non-blood bodily fluids, including urine, semen and stool
- Coagulation—Tests the ability of the body to form and degrade blood clots as needed
- Cytology—The examination of individual cells and cell clusters that can be used to diagnose and screen for diseases
- Digestive testing—Examines and diagnoses conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
- Hematology tests—The study of blood, blood-producing organs and blood diseases
- Microbiology—The study of bacteria and their effects on humans
- Serology (diagnostic immunology)—A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies, a protein made by the body as a defense against unfamiliar material that enters the body
- Transfusion medicine—The transfusion of blood and blood parts given to restore lost blood and to improve the ability of the blood to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues
- Urinalysis—Analysis of urine used to aid in diagnosing disease and to detect the presence of specific substances, like certain drugs
- Virology—The study of viruses and viral diseases