Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratory professionals are key members to today's health care team, and your quality medical care depends on them. Laboratory professionals have the skill to unlock important medical information that is pivotal to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Every day, nurses, physicians, and other medical workers rely on laboratory professionals to perform test on body fluids, interpret the results, and help provide a complete picture of a patient's health. Using modern biomedical equipment and complicated analysis, laboratory technicians can detect the presence of cancer, identify infectious viruses and bacteria, and measure glucose, cholesterol, drug levels in blood, and a variety of other tests.

Laboratory professionals are by your side, working to diagnose, treat and prevent disease.

Trigg County Hospital is proud of our laboratory staff and their competency. Our lab is surveyed biannually on the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) by the Kentucky Office of Inspector General (OIG).

State Law requires that all testing must be ordered by your healthcare provider or the judicial system, so please bring with you any order or instruction from your provider. This order needs to include the test to be performed and a diagnosis or reason for testing.

All staff are willing to answer any questions you may have concerning tests and procedures before, during or after your visit. The staff, however, must refer you to our Health Information Department or your healthcare provider for copies of your test results and their interpretation.

Our laboratory offers a wide range of tests on-site. For tests not performed in our lab, we have arrangements with a reference lab. We provide lab service for the community and industries in our area. We offer both pre-employment and routine drug screenings and participate in several health fairs during the year.

For more information, contact:

Carol Crady, MT
Director
Phone: (270) 206-3635
Fax: (270) 206-3698

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Trigg County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility located near beautiful Lake Barkley and scenic Land Between the Lakes. The hospital opened its doors to the citizens and visitors of Trigg County and the surrounding area on April 22nd, 1952. That day, Former Kentucky Governor, Lawrence Wetherby, made a statement which still very much describes Trigg County Hospital to this day: "There are larger hospitals in the world, but none more efficient or beautiful."