Laboratory


The Laboratory at Pella Regional offers quality testing services for patients. We offer a wide variety of lab services to meet the needs of the patients and communities we serve.

The Laboratory processes specimens from inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as at our clinics in Pella, Bussey, Knoxville, Monroe, Ottumwa, Sully, Prairie City, and New Sharon. 

Our highly qualified staff work together to provide the results needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment of our patients.

We are accredited by the College of American Pathologists, which puts us in an exclusive category of programs that achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

The hospital lab is located on the lower level, just down the elevator near registration to make blood draws convenient for patients. We also have staff in all of our clinic locations.

BioFire FilmArray System

The Laboratory has recently installed the BioFire FilmArray system. The system will allow the lab staff to get results for infectious disease testing to providers in much less time so they determine a diagnosis. This testing system is capable of identifying a pathogen in approximately 60 minutes, compared to conventional culture techniques, which may take several days.

Diagnosing infectious diseases can be challenging. There are often countless possibilities and finding out what is making a patient sick often requires rapid answers so appropriate treatment decisions can be made. The system can be used in complex diagnostic situations that require multiple answers in a critically short period of time:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Identification of organisms in positive blood cultures
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Meningitis/Encephalitis 

The technology allows for the simultaneous detection of:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Parasites
  • Antimicrobial resistant genes

Whether providers are trying to select appropriate therapy for a septic patient, or determining exactly which respiratory pathogen is making a young child sick, Pella Regional is now the fastest way to better results.

Hours of Operation for Appointments:

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am – Noon

Call 641-621-2200 to schedule an appointment.

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