Laboratory Services at Pender Community Hospital

One of the most important services provided by Pender Community Hospital is offering laboratory tests for our patients along with providing blood and blood products for our patients. 

These tests provide useful information for the diagnosis and treatment of illness, in fact up to 70% of medical decisions are based on lab results. The PCH laboratory is committed to high quality lab tests with modern instrumentation and ASCP Certified technologists with coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our laboratory offers a large test menu and many of these tests are performed in house. Laboratory services include:

  • Transfusion services
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Coagulation
  • Immunology
  • Toxicology
  • Urinalysis

Tests not performed in-house are sent to Dunes Medical Laboratory, an affiliate of MercyOne Medical Center in Sioux City.

Lifeserve Blood Bank
In addition to performing important lab tests, the PCH laboratory also is responsible for supplying our patients with blood and blood products. 

Lifeserve Blood Bank is our source for blood products and provide blood for emergency and outpatient blood transfusions. The PCH Auxiliary also works alongside Lifeserve for hosting blood drives and taking care of blood banks, so the blood that is donated in our community then benefits our organization.