About the Laboratory
The Scotland County Health Department Laboratory, a facility nationally certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement
Amendments (CLIA), operates under the guidelines established by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Laboratory support is required and necessary for disease surveillance, diagnosis, monitoring and enforcement of environmental health programs.
The laboratory functions as a clinical and technical information center for each of the departments and programs that provide services within the Health Department. The staff performs a multitude of tests "in-house," providing virtually immediate results for lab requests. The laboratory also oversees "send-out" tests that are outside of the parameters of the laboratory's certifications, and are performed at several in-state and out-of-state facilities. The results of "in-house" and "send-out" tests are critical for the individual departments and programs to be able to provide accurate information and advice to their clients as it relates to each individual's medical concerns.
The Laboratory is also part of the Health Alert Network (HAN) and can quickly communicate alerts to and from the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health..
The laboratory is staffed with 2 Medical Laboratory Technicians who are individually certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and 1 Medical Office Assistant. The MLT's are trained to operate all of the testing equipment employed by the laboratory, and are evaluated for proficiency on a regular basis. The MOA performs venipuncture's, waived testing and is evaluated for proficiency on a regular basis. Each MLT and MOA receives continuing education (as required by laboratory policy) in order to maintain and improve current knowledge and to be able to continue to provide SCHD programs with test results reflecting the most recent technical training.
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Labs 2 Go Pricing and Payment
Self-Pay payment is required at the time of service. Medicaid and insurance are not accepted for these services.
Lab fee for Blood Draw $11.00 Lab fee for Non-Blood Tests $11.00
Lab tests listed below can be requested WITHOUT a Physician order. There are also a number of tests that can be provided with a physician order. Please contact Scotland County Health Department for availability.
Labs 2 Go (Prices are subject to change)
|CBC with Diff/Platelet||$8.00|
|Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP14)||$14.00|
|Lipid Panel (CHol, Trig, HDL, LDL, VLDL, LDL/HDL ratio)||$9.00|
|Thyroid Profile (TSH, free T4 index, T4, T3 uptake)||$27.00|
|Hepatitis B (Sab), Quantitative||$12.00|
|Hepatitis B (Sab), Qualitative||$13.00|
|Hepatitis C (ab)||$17.00|
|Herpes 1 & 2 (Possible refund of $57 if confirmatory test not required)||$102.00|