The Howard Memorial Hospital Laboratory provides a comprehensive service menu to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses. Most testing is completed within hours, but when a test requires a special reference laboratory, the results are typically available within 2-3 days. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our laboratory, please contact our laboratory director: Linda Turner, BSMT ASCPcm CPPS at 870-845-8065.
Our laboratory works closely with physicians in the surrounding areas as well as throughout the state. Test results can be mailed or faxed directly to physicians, which allows patients to undergo tests close to home even if their physician is outside of the community. All normal test results are also available to patients through our patient portal.
The HMH laboratory is certified by CLIA—a certification that ensures quality standards are being met. The laboratory staff undergoes monthly and yearly proficiency testing and continuing education to ensure that all tests performed at HMH are of the highest quality and produce fast and accurate results for every patient.