Laboratory Services

Hocking Valley Community Hospital has a full service laboratory offering timely, accurate, state-of-the-art testing. Our staff is dedicated to a high level of technical expertise and excellent customer service.

The Laboratory maintains a staff of qualified Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Phlebotomists on a 24-hour per day basis. The services provided include:

  • Blood Bank - performs typing and compatibility testing and supplies blood components as necessary for patient care.
  • Chemistry/Urinalysis - provides a variety of routine and esoteric procedures
  • Hematology - provides a variety of routine and special procedures including coagulation.
  • Microbiology/Serology - performs bacterial identification and determines sensitivities to antibiotics. Provides routine serological testing procedures.
  • Phlebotomy - obtains specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture for inpatients and outpatients.
  • Point of Care - reviews and monitors patient care, trains personnel, and consults regarding all laboratory testing done outside the Laboratory in the Health System.

Registration and Results

The Laboratory maintains and assures quality through a comprehensive in-house quality program and participates in external proficiency testing by the American Proficiency Institute.

Laboratory accreditation is by the Joint Commission, 1-630-792-5000 or

Laboratory phone (740)-380-8218, fax (740)-380-8194. The Laboratory Director is Amy Scarberry, B.S., M.T., (ASCP) and can be reached at (740)-380-8201, email