Kern Valley Healthcare District Laboratory is a state of the art facility providing clinical laboratory services to inpatients and outpatients in the Kern Valley area. Our laboratory is under the directorship of Dr. Bruce Swinyer, who is board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. From the beginning, we have had a clear vision of what we must do to provide the medical community with laboratory services of the highest quality. Our vision is guided by our total quality commitment to offering our clients quick and accurate results.
Our laboratory is licensed by the State of California, and certified by CLIA. We do extensive proficiency testing in each department of the laboratory through API. In addition to the licensures and extensive external quality assurance programs, our internal team monitors the quality of each department daily. Our goal is to meet the needs of the clients that we service.
Kern Valley Healthcare District is pleased to propose the following outline of services provided by our laboratory. We are confident that with our ongoing commitment to Total Quality, our extensive services, and our adherence to the many different needs of our varied clients, that Kern Valley Healthcare District Laboratory is, and will continue to provide excellent service.
Kern Valley Healthcare District Laboratory offers a wide range of testing capability from routine chemistry to esoteric procedures. We currently perform over 400 individual assays at our laboratory. Following is a partial list of the tests that we perform in each department.
|Drugs of Abuse Panel||*RPR|
|General Chemistry||Serum and Urine Pregnancy Testing|
|Quantitative Beta HCG||Mono|
|Rapid Group A Strep|
|Reticulocyte||Culture and Sensitivity (aerobic & anaerobic)|
|Body Fluid Analysis||Chlamydia Screen|
|Special Staining for Slides||*Vaginal/Cervical Group B Strep|
|Rapid Group A Strep Screen|
|APTT||Blood Culture work-up|
|Bleeding Time||Gram Stain|
|Fibrinogen||WBC for Stool|
|Fibrin Split Products||*Ova and Parasite Screen|
|Urinalysis||GYN and Non-GYN Cytology|
|Reducing Substances||Special Histochemistry|
|Blood Bank||Bone Marrow Procedures and Interpretation|
|Type and Screen||Dermato Pathology|
|Direct and Indirect Coombs|
|Autologous and Indirect Blood|
|Plasma, Platelets, Cryoprecipitate, and
other blood byproducts
|Washed or Irradiated Cells|
These are just a few of the tests done in-house (*sent to our Reference laboratory with a 24 hour turnaround time), for any tests that need to be referred to a Reference Laboratory, we utilize Quest Diagnostics Laboratories.