On-site Laboratory

on-site labratoryLancaster Cancer Center provides an onsite laboratory for the ease and convenience of our patients. Our lab features state-of-the-art equipment including the most advanced instrument to test for retic hemoglobin, which allows us to perform in-house iron profiles with same day results.

The following lab tests we perform in-house include:

  • Blood sugar
  • Complete blood count
  • Chemistry panel
  • Liver panel
  • Electrolytes
  • Blood tests for kidney function
  • Vitamin D
  • Coagulation panel
  • Thyroid panel
  • Calcium
  • Iron panel
  • Ferritin
  • Reticulocyte
  • Sedimentation rate
  • Manual differentials
  • Prothrombin Time (PT/INR)
  • CMP
  • BMP
  • CEA
  • CA 15.3
  • Free T4
  • TSH
  • Magnesium

All testing performed in house takes as little as a few minutes to the completion by the end of the same day. Studies not performed in house are directed to the appropriate hospital or reference laboratory for testing. We also have the capabilities of performing studies for outside patients as well.

We, in the laboratory, as well as office wide, are sensitive to the insurance needs of our patients.  We are careful to make certain that any testing we perform is covered by insurance – once deductibles and copays are met.

Our laboratory staff is comprised of Medical Technologists licensed with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The laboratory is both CLIA (Federal) and State licensed. In order to maintain our licensure, we are required to enroll and meet the standards of a State approved testing facility, in our case the American Association of Bioanalysts.

Our testing is performed on state-of-the-art equipment which is kept in excellent condition by daily maintenance and cleansing procedures as mandated both by the manufacturers as well as our licensing agencies.