Butler Health System Laboratory
Health Care Testing and Advancement
The BHS Laboratory has state-of-the-art instrumentation complimented by
professional expertise in microbiology, pathology, chemistry, hematology
Our lab provides blood work and testing throughout the area, for patients,
physician offices, and long-term care facilities and is accredited by
the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and licensed by the Clinical
Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
Accreditation with the CAP means that our lab receives assistance with
adhering to the strictest and most comprehensive scientifically endorsed
standards. In addition, all lab results are tested by studious professionals
for accuracy. To qualify for accreditation, our lab and staff were put
through a rigorous inspection in which any deficiencies were pointed out
and required immediate remedy before passing. The lab is reviewed every
2 years to ensure that these standards are maintained.
BHS Laboratory services provides the convenience of having testing done
locally and the assurance of high-quality and personal service. From basic
blood work to more complex testing and treatment demands, BHS has the
clinical laboratory facilities, equipment and professionally trained staff
to handle a broad range of needs. Some blood tests require fasting prior
to having your blood drawn. Please contact your healthcare provider to
determine their requirements for your specific test(s).
Available lab services vary by location, but cover all of the following areas:
Surgical Pathology - During surgery, a doctor may take a living tissue sample (with the patient’s
permission) which will be analyzed by a surgical pathologist for examination.
The results of this exam can help determine how to treat the patient’s
disease and whether or not it has spread to other areas.
Molecular Diagnostics - This is a series of techniques designed to examine genetic materials
in a patient to diagnose and treat disease, as well as determine if the
patient is at risk for other health problems.
Dermatopathology - This is a specialty of dermatologists, pathologists, and some other
medical professionals that involves the study and analysis of skin disease
at a molecular level. It allows doctors to understand exactly what kind
of disease is affecting the patient and create a suitable treatment. Highly
useful when dealing with skin diseases that appear similar on the surface.
Cytopathology - Determining the exact nature of a disease sometimes requires examination
at the cellular level. Cytopathology is committed to this study, and has
made great strides in disease and cancer treatment. Pap tests were created
from cytopathology research.
Hematopathology - This subsection of pathology evaluates hematopoietic cells in blood,
bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other parts of the body. Useful for diagnosing
and treating various cancers and disorders.
Transfusion Medicine - As the name implies, transfusion is the transference of blood from one
person to another. Further study of the practice increases the medical
world’s capability to transfuse blood and blood components more easily.
Listen to Dr. Robert Patterson talk about Laboratory Professionals Week
and some of the services that our lab offers.
The BHS Laboratory team is made up of courteous, highly trained lab professionals
including medical technologists and pathologists with specialties in Dermatopathology,
Hematopathology and General Pathology/Cytology
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