At FCMC we strive to provide high quality and safe care to our patients, with respect and consideration to their families.
All visitors to Floyd County Medical Center will receive the highest quality inpatient and skilled nursing care. In addition, FCMC provides numerous outpatient services.
Floyd County Medical Center’s Laboratory is a full-service laboratory that offers a full range of services and provides blood collections, specimen testing, as well as health screenings. Our laboratory is accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
Both medical technologists (MT) and medical laboratory technicians (MLT) are employed. MTs have a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or the life sciences with 3 or 4 years of course work and one year of rotational clinical experience. MLTs have an associate degree and have completed an approved MLT program with 6 months of rotational clinical experience. All are certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
In-Patient and Out-Patient Testing
- Clinical Chemistry
- Blood Gases
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
- Drug Abuse Testing
- Blood Banking and Transfusion Services
- Frozen Sections
- Wellness Laboratory Testing
Testing Referred to Other Accredited Laboratories
- Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, IA
- Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, MN
- University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory in Iowa City, IA
- LifeServe Blood Center in DesMoines, IA
Pathology services are provided by Pathology Associates of Mason City, IA.
Blood products for transfusion are supplied by LifeServe Blood Center. All of their blood supply is obtained by volunteer donations. To reach the Blood Center for the nearest blood drive, call 800-287-4903 or visit their website at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
Hours of Operation for Out-patient (OP) Services
No appointments are necessary for routine testing. Patients must stop at the Admissions desk to register prior to coming to the laboratory. (Exception: See Wellness Laboratory Testing).
All requests for testing must be accompanied by an order from a health care provider. (Exception: See Wellness Laboratory Testing).