Test results for laboratory or standard diagnostic radiology procedures can be obtained quickly and cost-effectively at Sindecuse Health Center. Tests may be ordered by appropriate Health Center medical staff or by a referring physician. Once complete, reports are forwarded to the clinician or physician who ordered the test.
Many lab tests are performed on-site. Others are sent to an outside reference laboratory. Results are scanned and become part of your medical record. The reference lab bills independently from Sindecuse.
We perform general diagnostic procedures. Images are ready for immediate review by a Sindecuse Health Center clinician when ordered at our facility; all X-ray images are referred to a radiologist for further interpretation. X-ray images become a permanent part of your medical record and remain on file for a minimum of seven years after the last procedure performed.
Appointments begin 15 minutes after opening until 4:15 p.m.
Lab hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We open at 9 a.m. Thursdays.
Early Tuesday morning appointments that had been available before 8 a.m. for laboratory or x-ray services will no longer be offered after April 22, 2014.
A written clinician request is required for all procedures. Simply bring your order with you to your scheduled appointment or ask your physician to fax the order to us at (269) 387-2233.
Accreditation and compliance
The Health Center's Laboratory and X-ray department performs many standard diagnostic lab and radiology procedures. Our laboratory is accredited by the Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988. Quality control is mandated by these qualifying groups and is met through proficiency testing provided by the American Proficiency Institute. Sindecuse Health Center has received consistently excellent scores over the past several inspections. Our radiology department follows federal regulations and is registered with and inspected by the State of Michigan, in conjunction with the Western Michigan University radiation safety officer.
The Laboratory and X-ray department employs certified medical technologists and radiographers registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.