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Laboratory Services at Garnet Health

Clinical laboratory services help diagnose and treat a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and conditions. It is critical that you choose a facility with trustworthy diagnostic testing, handled by experts committed to the highest accuracy possible. From hematology screenings to chemistry tests and everything in between, the experienced laboratory professionals at Garnet Health provide comprehensive clinical lab testing services in Orange and Sullivan counties. This crucial medical information helps your doctor make the right decisions to help safeguard your health.

When you need laboratory services at Garnet Health, you can feel confident our Laboratory professionals prioritize your well-being and comfort. 

Blood Testing, Hematology Services & More

Our skilled laboratory team performs over 3 million tests annually that help inform decisions about diagnoses, treatment and hospital admission and discharge. Among the laboratory services we include:

  • An in-facility blood bank, offering blood typing, blood drawing, antibody screening, crossmatch and prenatal services
  • Chemistry tests, including lipid levels, electrolytes, blood sugar, cardiac makers, drug levels, tumor markers, hormone levels, and hemoglobin A1C
  • Hematology resources, such as complete blood counts, coagulation studies and urine testing for urinary tract infections
  • Microbiology services, from cultures to rapid DNA probe (PCR) testing and MRSA screenings

Your comfort during our services is of the utmost importance to us. We encourage you to partner with your providers  in your care so our specialists can better assist you and accommodate your requests.

Before, during, or after your laboratory testing, results review, and diagnosis:

  • Ask your health care provider to explain your laboratory tests and results to you to keep you involved in your treatment.
  • Check with your health insurance provider to see which Laboratory will be performing your testing. If your insurance provider has more than one Laboratory provider, you will be allowed to choose, understanding that copays and deductibles may apply.
  • If you have a prescription for blood testing, ask your provider if there are any special requirements, such as fasting, prior to your blood draw.
  • Ensure that the person that collects your specimens labels the sample in your presence and verifies your name and date of birth to prevent errors.

Federal and State law prohibit lab employees from giving patients their results directly. Results are available to you through MyChart, our patient portal. It is important to follow up with your provider for any explanation or concerns regarding your results.

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Why Choose Laboratory Services at Garnet Health?

Our laboratory professionals have completed extensive education, training and licensing, and they participate in continuing education that provides them with leading-edge knowledge and expertise. Our Department of Laboratory Medicine is regulated by the federal government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the New York State Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program. This includes our participation in inspections and proficiency testing to ensure we provide you with the best quality care.

Our laboratory facilities are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and licensed by the New York State Department of Health. These ongoing accreditations ensure each laboratory has maintained strict criteria that keep your health and wellness as our top priority.

Contact Information & Hours

View contact information and hours for our Laboratory Services offered at Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown and Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills in Harris and Callicoon, NY.

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Inpatient Laboratory Services

Our inpatient Laboratory services are operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers a comprehensive range of routine and specialty Laboratory tests and services throughout the hospital. Any tests not performed in our Laboratory are sent to our contracted reference laboratories.

Express Lab: Outpatient Laboratory Services

Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Phone: 845-333-7029
Fax: 845-333-7051

Our Express Lab, located within the Outpatient Building at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, NY, delivers excellent phlebotomy (blood drawing) and EKG services with a total focus on customer comfort and satisfaction. It is our expectation that your preferences and privacy are respected and maintained at all times.

Most testing is performed the same day in our state-of-the-art Laboratory by trained NYS-licensed professionals. Sophisticated analyzers and techniques are used to analyze patients’ samples, such as blood, tissues, and other body fluids. Some specialized tests are only performed by reference labs and your sample will be sent to them for testing which will make your wait for results longer.

When you arrive for your appointment at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY:

  • Park outside the Outpatient Entrance
  • Sign in at the kiosk and proceed as directed
  • If one of the blood tests is related to a medication level, know the time of your last dose
  • Let us know of any preferences or accommodations you require

Results for Laboratory tests are available as soon as they are completed in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and/or faxed immediately sent to your provider. Results are also available to the patient in MyChart, our patient portal upon completion, available for access from a computer or smartphone.

If your experience at our Express Lab did not meet your expectations, please contact us: by phone, 845-333-0088 or email, jstolzenberg@garnethealth.org. Should you have billing questions, please call: 845-333-2455

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Laboratory Services - Harris Campus

Blood Drawing

Outpatient hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

Appointments are not necessary. However, you may call for an appointment if you are unable to come during regular hours. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Glucose tolerance testing is available Monday through Friday. Please call for an appointment.

Legal Urine Drug Collection

The service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for routine collections, and 24/7 for post-accident collection. Our staff follows federal guidelines. Employers can set up an account by contacting our Specimen Processing Supervisor at 845-794-3300 ext. 2385.

Microbiology

Our microbiology laboratory has the latest technology, including rapid DNA probe (PCR) testing for detecting and identifying the micro-organisms that may cause an infection. Our technologists run sophisticated tests to determine which antibiotics are appropriate to treat infections based on sensitivity patterns. We routinely screen our patients for resistant pathogens such as MRSA.

Chemistry

Our state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory provides blood and urine testing. Among the tests that your health care provider may request are lipid levels, electrolytes, blood sugar, indicators of heart disease, drug levels, tumor markers, fertility testing, hormone levels and hemoglobin A1C. With two new analyzers, the laboratory can quickly provide test results to physicians to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected heart attacks, high cholesterol, drug overdoses, infertility, thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, cancers and other diseases.

Hematology

Our hematology laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment that can perform hematological evaluations, coagulation studies used in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of medication, and urine testing for urinary tract functions.

Blood Bank

Our AABB-accredited Blood Bank offers blood typing, antibody screening, crossmatch, titer and prenatal services. We also sponsor a monthly donor drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Our donor recruitment efforts have received national recognition.

Laboratory Services- Grover M. Hermann Hospital Division

Many laboratory services are also offered at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital Division campus in Callicoon, New York.

Callicoon Lab Hours
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Closed Sunday

Testing performed on site includes:

  • Point of care coagulation testing by fingerstick (with a physician order specifying point of care or fingerstick collection)
  • Coagulation testing (sample collection by venipuncture)
  • Cardiac tests
  • General chemistry testing
  • Transfusion services
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis

Access MyChart for Test Results

MyChart is a patient portal used to access your test results and manage your appointments. Learn more or sign up online.

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Patient Information & Resources

Learn more about what to expect, how to prepare for your visit, understand your rights and responsibilities.

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