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Lab Testing

Cholesterol

On most Thursday mornings (8:00 A.M. - 12 Noon) public health nurses are available for the following screenings:

Lipid Panel -  Appointments are required. There is a $20 charge. Fasting for twelve hours prior to the test is required.

Blood Pressure

Walk-ins will be served any time if a nurse is available. Appointments suggested.

Hemoglobin

A finger stick screening for anemia. Appointments suggested.

Blood Sugar

A finger stick blood screening for diabetes. Appointments suggested. Fasting for twelve hours prior to the test is required.  There is a $5.00 fee for this service.

Other Lab Tests

Blood can be drawn for some other lab tests for those who are underinsured or have no health insurance. The specimens are mailed to a lab and the physician receives the lab results in about one week. Patients must have a signed order from their physician and an appointment must be scheduled on a Tuesday morning. Patients are required to pay for these tests prior to having blood drawn.

Blood can also be drawn for certain sexually transmitted diseases. The specimens are mailed to the state laboratory in Jefferson City. Results are usually back in a week to 10 days. No charge.

[icon class="text-icon phone"]Please speak with a public health nurse at 573.883.7411 with any questions regarding laboratory services.[/icon]