Medical laboratories and laboratory professionals aren't something most people think much about. Yet from routine testing to life-threatening emergencies, labs are critical to patient care delivery. In fact, it's estimated that about 70 percent of all patient care decisions are based on lab results.
For your convenience, Holland Hospital offers comprehensive, close-to-home laboratory services on our main campus, as well as at six additional locations. Accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, our labs provide the full spectrum of services, including pathology, chemistry, hematology, cytology, histology, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, molecular diagnosis and virology.
Important Information for Our Patients
What to Bring
Please bring the lab test order (if the doctor has given one to you), photo identification and your insurance card.
Our labs define fasting as no food, drink or smoking for 12 hours before blood is drawn. You may still take your medication with small amounts of water, unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Candy, gum, mints and coffee should not be consumed if your lab tests require fasting.
Holland Hospital participates with many insurance plans. We do not participate with all managed care or preferred provider organization plans. We're happy to bill your insurance company directly; however, please understand you may receive invoices for copays, deductibles or other balances. Payment for these invoices are your responsibility. For a list of laboratories that participate with your insurance, check with your human resources department.
Advanced Beneficiary Notice
When you're at the lab, you may be asked to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN). Medicare and many other insurance companies will not pay for certain tests considered experimental, screening or medically unnecessary. By signing an ABN, you are agreeing to pay for these tests if your insurance won't cover the cost of them. You also have the right to refuse to have any test performed.
Our Care Difference
- Convenient hours and locations
- Most testing does not require an appointment*
- Majority of test results available within 24 hours
- Expedited test ordering and reporting
- Highly skilled, experienced and compassionate staff
- Technologically advanced care balanced by warm, friendly service
- Ability to view lab results online—anytime, anywhere—through secure Patient Portal (Holland Hospital patients only)
- Fully accredited by College of American Pathologists
- A Top 100 Hospital in the nation, 12 years and counting
*Appointments needed for glucose tolerance testing.
A Trusted Team
Our experienced team includes pathologists, phlebotomists, medical laboratory scientists, specimen processors, couriers and customer service team.
- Pathologists: doctors who study body fluids and tissues, help primary care physicians make diagnoses, and use lab tests to monitor the health of patients with chronic conditions
- Phlebotomists: individuals trained to draw blood from patients for clinical or medical testing or transfusions
- Medical or clinical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists): professionals who perform and analyze the results of complex scientific tests on blood and bodily fluids
Together, our lab specialists will partner with your doctor(s) to help with your diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is your comfort and confidence, so we'll work hard to ensure you know what to expect regarding your procedure or test. Because we want you to feel as informed as possible, please don't hesitate to ask questions.
The Full Spectrum of Services
Holland Hospital Laboratory Services provides access to a wide range of testing and related support, such as:
- Phlebotomy (blood draw)
- Blood bank (where blood and plasma supplies are stored for transfusions)
- Chemistry (evaluation of bodily fluids, such as blood and urine, to help diagnose various medical conditions)
- Coagulation (routine and specialized testing to measure the blood's ability to clot)
- Cytology (examination of cells to help diagnose diseases)
- Hematology (examination of blood cells to diagnose blood-related conditions)
- Histology (study of examining cells under a microscope)
- Immunology (studying the body's immune system)
- Microbiology (helping diagnose infectious diseases by studying microorganisms)
- Urinalysis (testing urine to detect various conditions and disorders)
Delivering timely, accurate results, our labs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and feature qualified, credentialed professionals to support the best care for you and those you love.