Brown County Hospital Laboratory offers a wide array of diagnostic and screening tests.
Brown County Hospital Laboratory moved into its new location in the front of the hospital in the spring of 2008. Our new location is easy and convenient for outpatient services.
With the Dimension EXL200 chemistry analyzer, we are able to run 38 tests including specialized tests needed for our chemo therapy patients to drug levels needed in a life or death situation.
Our laboratory has a menu of 78 different tests available from a simple urinalysis to cross matching blood. Our blood bank is stocked with 16 units and rotated with United Blood Services every 2 weeks.
LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM
Brown County Hospital is taking part in the fastest-growing sector in healthcare by implementing the lab information system (LIS), which is part of an integrated informatics solution or Electronic Health Records (EHR). A lab information system ("LIS") is a class of software that receives, processes, and stores information generated by the medical laboratory. These systems interface with instruments and other information systems such as the hospital information systems (HIS). LIS systems eliminate the chance of transcription error because all tests are entered in to the system by a 7 digit number located on the bar code. This 7 digit number includes the patient name, doctor, date of birth, draw date, tests ordered by the physician, and the proper tube color required for the test. Once the bar code is placed on the tube, the information cannot be altered from the time the specimen is spun down, placed in the machine, and results are sent across electronically from the instruments to the computer. After careful review for any critical flags, the results are faxed to the physician or released to the computer at the nurse's desk. The entire automated process enhances patient safety, productivity and profitability.
Deb Weiss - MT (ASCP) - Laboratory Supervisor - Licensed by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists; Licensed Limited Scope Operator, Performs low, moderate and high complexity laboratory testing.
Deborah Lauer - MT (ASCP) - Licensed by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists; Licensed Limited Scope Operator; Performs low, moderate and high complexity laboratory testing.
Ann Lou Olayvar - MLS (ASCPI) CM, Performs low, moderate and high complexity laboratory testing.
Cheryl Fernau - MLT (ASCP) CM, Performs low, moderate and high complexity laboratory testing.
From left: Cheryl Fernau, Deb Lauer, Deb Weiss and Anlu Olayvar