Laboratory Services

Sumner Regional Medical Center’s laboratory has sophisticated equipment that processes hundreds of tests daily. The lab processes tests for inpatient orders, as well as testing for personal physician offices. We also have a transfusion medicine program that dispenses lifesaving blood products.

We strive to keep the newest technology to ensure accurate and efficient results in order to provide better service to our patients.

Some of our technology includes:

  • The Siemans Dimension RxL & ExL, which is used to analyze urine samples for drug abuse, assess how a diabetic patient is managing his or her disease and assess the general health of patients.
  • The Siemans Walkaway Microscan Analyzer enables identification of microorganisms to determine appropriate antibiotic treatment.
  • The Sysmex XE-2100, a hematology analyzer, is primarily designed to do blood counts. This state-of-the-art piece of equipment does a six-part differential, which means it counts the blood cells in a sample and categorizes these microscopic cells into five categories based on each cell’s characteristics. In a short amount of time this machine can help determine whether a newborn is producing blood, detect infections, assess a patient's ability to produce cells appropriately in the bone marrow or help determine if a cancer patient needs a blood transfusion because of a low blood platelet or hemoglobin and hematocrit count.