Updated 4/22/22

Updated Visitation Policy (4/22)

Effective April 22, 2022 we have updated both hospitals’ Visitation Policy: RMC medical inpatients who are negative for COVID-19 will be allowed one visitor per day during their stay, including ONE overnight visitor. Read the full policy for details here.

Core Laboratory Services

Analytical testing in the disciplines of hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, routine and automated chemistry, immunochemistry, toxicology, and serology.

Histology processing/staining, immunohistochemical staining, frozen sections, surgical pathology professional interpretation, and pathology consultation. Cytology processing/staining, fine needle aspirates.

Culture, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and  specialized testing for the subspecialties of bacteriology. Limited specialized testing for mycobacteriology and mycology with reference for referral. Limited molecular-based infectious disease testing, using PCR and other nucleic acid amplification methods.

Pretransfusion testing and perinatal immunohematology testing. Full-service hospital transfusion service with an active blood management program.

Real Time inpatient testing performed at bedside.

Lab Hours and Coverage

The Hospital Clinical Laboratory provides services seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day.

Histology services are provided Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 2:00 PM. Other Histology services are provided as scheduled.

The Tyler Center phlebotomy office is opened Monday-Friday from 7:30AM to 4:30 PM (excluding Holidays).

 

Coverage:

Coverage for all laboratory testing is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Lab work not performed on RMC-Anniston Campus is contracted out to an RMC approved referral laboratory(s).

 

See our lab turnaround times here.