Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Laboratory is a full service
laboratory and has an extensive test menu of simple to highly complex
tests. Tests which help physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation
of a person's overall health. Most tests are completed within a few
hours of collection as 99% of tests are performed in the local Laboratory.
Services provided include histology, cytology, transfusion service, routine
and special chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, urinalysis,
coagulation and molecular testing.
Tests in the Laboratory help the physician diagnose, treat and track many
health conditions. Such conditions as infectious diseases, heart attacks,
cancer, drug abuse, diabetes,and anemia. Coagulation monitoring is also
available. Other tests may be used to diagnosis organ function or unusual
signs and or symptoms.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Laboratory is committed
to providing the highest quality to it's patients and physicians and
is one of a select group of laboratories in compliance with rigorous laboratory
standards set by it's accrediting agency, the College of American
Pathologists. The Laboratory has new state-of-the art equipment and employs
highly qualified, licensed professional staff under the medical direction
of a physician (pathologist) who is certified in anatomic and clinical