Laboratory

SMALL COMMUNITY, BIG CAPABILITIES!

The Valor Health Laboratory uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform a vast variety of laboratory testing:

  • Our Laboratory performs 90% of all laboratory testing in-house. In fact, we are one of the few Critical Access Hospitals that perform microbiology and molecular testing in our lab.
    • Blood Banking: Blood typing and screening, packed red blood cells and plasma for transfusion. 
    • Microbiology: Various bacterial cultures—including designation as a Sentinel Laboratory for potential biological threat agents by Idaho Bureau of Laboratories.
    • Molecular: Highly sensitive and specific molecular testing for optimal patient care.
    • Chemistry: Integrated analysis for chemistry and immunochemistry provides a greater testing menu and faster result times.
    • Hematology: Utilizing fluorescence flow cytometry and hydrodynamic focusing for detailed cell counts.
    • Coagulation: Innovative mechanical technology for accurate results in the presence of common specimen interferences.

Our laboratory staff is available 24/7 to care for inpatient and emergency patients.

The Laboratory is open to the public:

  • Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

YOUR RESULTS:

Regardless of where your physician is located, we can meet your laboratory testing needs! The results are sent directly to your physician. As the patient, you can access your results in three ways:

The explanation of your results is exclusively a conversation for you and your physician.

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE:

We offer above-and-beyond customer service that includes in-home blood draws.

We have the privilege of meeting our patients—which enables us to provide personalized care when providing laboratory testing results.

GIVING BACK:

The Laboratory is also involved in annual community benefit initiatives.

  • Discounted lab testing for Health Fairs
  • Free colorectal cancer screening for Colorectal Cancer Awareness in March
  • Bi-annual blood drives
  • Promoting science by participating in STEM programs in Emmett
  • Facilitating lab tours for local students
  • Precepting Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Science students to ensure the promotion of the professions

ABOUT US:

Our team includes 3 phlebotomist/lab assistants and 6 Medical Laboratory Scientists. We are all Certified and/or possess a 4-year science degree. Our science detectives are passionate, working closely with patients and their healthcare teams, delivering the highest quality of care and customer service. 

NOTE FROM THE TEAM LEADER:

Kami J. McGann

Lab Manager, Kami J. McGann BSMLS(ASCP)CM

As a laboratory, we are proud to be part of the Valor Health family. As the leader, am honored to work with such a great team! Each member is whole-heartedly dedicated to our patients and the quality of the care we provide. As a member of the community,  am fortunate to be able to say, ‘I love my job’.

Valor Health Laboratory is accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and CLIA certified.