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 health center medical staff or by a referring physician. Once completed, reports are forwarded to the clinician or physician who ordered the test.
Some lab tests ordered by a health center clinician are performed in-house. These include:
- KOH preps
- Urinalysis (except samples sent out to be cultured)
Important note about outside lab tests
Other samples collected are sent to an outside reference laboratory. Results are scanned and become part of your medical record. The reference lab bills a patient independently from Sindecuse Health Center. Patients should check with their insurance company to determine whether diagnostic tests sent to the reference lab, Bronson Hospital, are a covered benefit.
We perform general diagnostic procedures. Images are ready for immediate review by a 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. on Thursdays.
A written clinician request is required for all procedures. Bring your order to your scheduled appointment or ask your physician to fax the order to (269) 387-2233.
Accreditation and compliance
Our facility is accredited by the Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 for CLIA-waived testing (simple tests that carry a low risk for an incorrect result). 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.
Sindecuse health center employs medical technicians and a radiographer registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.