Macon County General Hospital has a fully accredited laboratory through, CLIA, the State of Tennessee, and the Joint Commission. Our lab services are available for the Inpatients, the Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery, and Outpatient Services. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lab services are also available on a STAT basis, if your physician needs results immediately.
Patients may bring physician orders for lab service to the hospital or have a physician fax an order to the hospital to obtain lab testing. To receive lab services, a patient must have a signed order by the physician that includes the tests to be performed and a diagnosis or reason why testing is ordered. The lab staff will fax or mail results to a patient’s physician, or patients may obtain their own personal copy of the results by visiting our Health Information Management Department and signing a release for information.
Our lab offers a wide range of tests on-site, and for tests not performed directly in our laboratory, a courier service picks up lab specimens and delivers them to our reference lab.
For patients that have a specific test monitored routinely, your physician can write an order with the appropriate frequency so that we can use the order for 6 months without having to obtain a new order each time you come for routine testing.
Our Medical Director is Jason Nolan, M.D. He is a pathologist with Community Pathology of Cookeville, TN. Pathology services are also available.
We also provide lab services for the community and industries in our area. For example, pre-employment drug testing and health screening tests for preventive purposes are offered at various times throughout the year.
For more information regarding our laboratory services, please contact Jennifer Flippin, MT, at 615-666-2147.