Laboratory Services

Physicians gather information to make an accurate diagnosis and to monitor the health of their patients. Many times, this involves a visit to Laboratory Services at Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Our team of pathologists, medical technologists and phlebotomists serve patients 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We also conduct outpatient lab testing at five convenient locations:

Our team prides itself on timely, accurate and excellent service. We see people who visit our Laboratory on a first-come, first-served basis. Here are some tips to get you ready for your visit to a YRMC Laboratory:

  • Select a YRMC Laboratory location that’s convenient to you. (Note: Arterial blood gases are only performed at YRMC East or YRMC West.)
  • Follow any fasting or other instructions from your physician.
  • Bring your doctor’s written request for the test.

Experienced pathologists—physicians who specialize in studying laboratory test results—direct YRMC’s Laboratories. Our laboratories are accredited by The College of American Pathologists and have a Certificate of Accreditation – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Passed by Congress in 1988, CLIA established quality standards for all laboratory testing. Additionally, YRMC’s Laboratories are certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center utilizes Mayo Medical Laboratories for its esoteric testing. Mayo Medical Laboratories, the reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic, is a leader in the field of esoteric testing. This collaboration strengthens our efforts to provide exceptional laboratory services and patient care to the people we serve.
Our comprehensive services and their locations include:
    An analysis of the blood’s oxygen and carbon dioxide levels performed in order to measure lung and metabolic function.

     

    A facility at which donated blood is categorized by blood type and then separated into components and stored for use in transfusions.

     

    A test that measures the blood’s clotting ability. This test is used to assess the need for blood-thinning medications or to determine how well those medications are working.

     

    This includes comprehensive testing of the metabolic system to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels, electrolytes (salts and minerals) and fluids as well as to test kidney and liver function.

     

    This is the study of blood samples for diagnostic or therapeutic (healing) purposes.

     

    Using microscopes, pathologists study tissue and cell samples to assist with medical diagnosis.

     

    These types of tests detect diseases or problems of the immune system.

     

    This is the study of bacteria, viruses and other causes of infection.

     

    The laboratory examination of tissue samples for diagnostic purposes.

     

    Testing performed to measure the concentration of a specific medication in a patient’s system in order to determine the proper dosage.

     

    This is the study of poisons, illegal drugs and other harmful substances in the body.

     

    The analysis of urine samples to detect and assess disease or infection.