Cass County Memorial Hospital Announced Blood Draw Procedure Changes

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September 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Due to the current remodeling taking place in the Atlantic Medical Center, there will be a change in the procedure for patients having blood draws done for laboratory (lab) tests.  Currently, there is a blood draw station in Atlantic Medical Center as well as the Cass County Memorial Hospital main lab, and patients utilize both.  Officials say effective September 19, 2011, all patients coming for a blood draw separate from a doctor’s appointment will have their blood drawn in the main hospital lab.

This includes patients with standing orders for chronic diseases, those who are having a blood draw that requires fasting, or those with a lab order from a non-AMC physician.  Only patients who are having blood drawn while they are at an appointment with an AMC  healthcare provider will have it done at the medical center draw station.

If you are unsure about where to go, call the CCMH lab at 712-243-3250.