Laboratory Services + Pathology

902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015

A hospital’s medical or clinical laboratory performs tests to obtain important information that helps your physician diagnose, treat and/or prevent disease. The Laboratory at Crisp Regional Hospital offers a full range of testing. More than 300 laboratory tests are done in-house, and an unlimited number of tests for which specimens are collected here and processed at reference labs.

The Laboratory at Crisp Regional Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support our clinicians and patients. We also offer outpatient laboratory services based on your physician’s orders. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient testing services include clinical and surgical pathology, blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and urinalysis. Histology and cytology analyses are also available.

Surgical and clinical pathology is studying the nature of diseases and their causes, development, and consequences. Our team studies blood, tissue, body fluids, and other samples to diagnose and treat disease.

Most tests do not require an appointment but may necessitate fasting or a visit first thing in the morning. Some hormonal measurements fluctuate during the day, so a collection of lab specimens at certain times is needed to obtain reference ranges or normal values.

Services adhere to the highest laboratory standards by participating in strict quality assurance programs. Our Laboratory is accredited by The Joint Commission, reflecting adherence to a rigorous checklist of requirements.  The laboratory also conforms to stringent regulations required by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).


Laboratory services include medical and clinical services as well as surgical and clinical pathology. Most diagnoses and treatments rely on lab test results and surgical pathology or biopsy results. Services include:

  • Transfusion medicine (blood bank): Transfusion medicine is the “pharmacy” of the lab, with numerous types of blood and blood products stored on site. Patients occasionally require blood or blood products to treat disease or to survive extreme trauma.  Transfusion significantly reduces the likelihood of undesired outcomes. Our procedures and testing virtually eliminate the possibility of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction, which can be fatal for the patients.
  • Clinical chemistry: Chemical and biochemical mechanisms of the body relating to disease are widely studied, mostly through the analysis of body fluids such as blood or urine
  • Coagulation: Coagulation testing determines how long it takes for a patient to stop bleeding if the patient is missing an essential plasma protein or circulatory component. It also tests why the patient tends to coagulate or clot easily or spontaneously.
  • Endocrinology: Endocrinology studies hormone-producing glands in the body and measures hormone levels. Pathology can diagnose specific problems by examining tissue obtained via a fine needle or fluid aspiration from areas surrounding the glands.
  • Hematology: Hematology is the study of blood wherein we enumerate, measure, and describe everything found in the blood.
  • Immunology: Immunology studies antibodies and antigens. Diseases such as Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn’s disease can develop because of an overactive immune system.
  • Microbiology: In microbiology, we study microorganisms that can cause disease.
  • Toxicology: Using urine or blood specimens, toxicology reveals drugs and other compounds not normally found in human physiology.
  • Virology: We perform three virology tests in-house for viruses that can cause disease: influenza, respiratory syncytial, and Epstein Barr virus testing.

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