McKenzie County Hospital Laboratory is an integral part of the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ medical team. We are a CLIA-Certified lab, under the directorship of Dr. Catherine Fisher at Sanford Health. We are fully staffed with medical technologists who are board-certified and licensed by the State of North Dakota. As required through federal regulations, we are enrolled in a proficiency testing program through the American Proficiency Institute.
The laboratory is equipped with state of the art instrumentation and offers an extensive testing menu. In addition to routine hematology and chemistry tests, we offer cardiac marker tests, coagulation testing, tests that monitor diabetic compliance and diabetic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, therapeutic drug testing, thyroid testing, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing to name a few. We perform in-house blood typing, antibody detection test, and compatibility testing for blood transfusions. Our blood bank stocks a predetermined selection of blood. Any laboratory test that are not performed in-house are sent to our reference laboratory at Sanford Health in Bismarck or to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Providing Birthday Month Health Screens
An additional service we offer to our community is the Birthday Month Health Screen. You can take advantage of a comprehensive chemistry panel, hemoglobin, hematocrit, white blood cell count, lipid panel, and a TSH (thyroid test) at a greatly-reduced rate. Males also have the option to add a PSA screen to their health screen panel. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. No doctor’s order is needed and we’ll let you do it any day of the year – not only your birthday month!
You may call the laboratory manager at (701) 842-7175 for more information.
Hours of Operation
The laboratory is open for routine outpatient testing Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On-call services are provided around the clock for emergency testing.