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Accredited Lab Tests and Services

This is not a complete list of services our clinical lab has to offer.
Call (870) 508-1480 if you would like to inquire about a specific lab service.

Baxter Health Laboratory Services is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive medical technology appropriate to the needs of our patients, providers and community. Our board certified Clinical Lab Scientists and Technicians perform timely analysis to enable our providers to detect disease, evaluate the effects of injuries and assess the effectiveness of treatments. We actively partner with our community to combat preventable long-term debilitating conditions.

Our Medical Director and Pathologists are physicians that specialize in Clinical Laboratory, Anatomic Pathology (the study and diagnosis of disease based on examination of organs and tissues), Cytopathology (the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases at a cellular level), and Dermatopathology (the detection and diagnosis, type and treatment options for skin diseases and disorders).

Our team of professionals continuously strive to improve services through effective communication and cooperation using national and global best practices. Baxter Health Lab Services is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Lab Tests and Procedures

We offer a wide array of testing procedures at our laboratory, including:

  • Clinical Biochemistry – Analyses endogenous and therapeutic chemicals present in the blood that determine health and or effective therapy.
  • Coagulation – Measures the bloods ability to form healthy blood clots to ensure homeostasis. This prevents excessive blood loss.
  • Hematology – Evaluates the type, number and maturity of cells present in blood, body fluids and bone marrow to detect abnormalities and monitor treatment.
  • Microbiology Detects infection and identifies the causative agent via culture, staining/biochemical characteristics and DNA/RNA analysis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sensitivity testing determines which antibiotics will effectively cure the infection.
  • Transfusion Services (Blood Bank) – Ensures the availability and compatibility of blood products for medical, surgical and emergency needs.
  • Pain Medication Monitoring (Toxicology) – Urine drug screening followed by definitive analysis by mass spec-liquid chromatography as needed to measure the level of prescribed and illicit drugs.
  • Immunology/Serology – Detects infections and conditions based on reactions designed to measure the presence or absence of antibodies to specific agents.
  • Urinalysis – Through chemical analysis followed by microscopic examination using advanced image recognition software, Baxter Regional Clinical Scientists detect urinary tract infections and abnormalities.
  • Pathology (Anatomical/Histological, Cytologic and Dermatological) – Examination of body tissues and organs to diagnose disease, infection and other abnormalities.
  • Phlebotomy/Specimen Collection – One of the most important areas of Medical Technology, Specimen collection must be performed precisely and meticulously to ensure sample integrity, accuracy of reporting and patient compart and safety.
  • Reference Lab Services – Baxter Regional performs testing for over 20 regional healthcare providers and facilities.

Lab Collection Sites

Bring the test order from your provider completed with the following*:

  • Your correct name and Date of Birth
  • Test(s) to be performed
  • Legible ordering provider signature (OR printed name AND signature)
  • Diagnosis or reason for testing(word description, not just code numbers
  • Make sure you have followed their instructions for fasting or time of day to be collected, etc.

* Please be aware that orders missing any of the required information listed above will delay your testing while we contact your provider. If we cannot reach him/her, your testing could be postponed for 24 hours or more.

Baxter Health Outpatient Lab - for general lab work collection:
Located on the first floor of the main hospital building

624 Hospital Drive
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
  • No appointment required
  • Telephone Number - (870) 508-1480 or (870) 508-1481
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
  • Shuttle service (operated by our wonderful Baxter Health Volunteers) is available from and to the parking lot Monday - Friday 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Go to Main Registration Monday - Friday 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, go to the Cine Emergency Center Registration
  • After being registered, go to the Outpatient Lab for collection. Please let the Registrar know if you need assistance finding or getting to the Lab.

Baxter Health Cancer Diagnostic Center - for general lab work collection:

228 Bucher Drive
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
  • No appointment required
  • Telephone Number - (870) 425-4416
  • Open 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - noon on Friday

Baxter Health Pre-Operative Testing Area - for Pre-Surgical Testing ONLY:

628 Hospital Drive
2nd floor of the Medical Arts Building
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
  • Your appointment is made by your surgeon’s office when they schedule your surgery.
  • If you have scheduling questions, call (870) 508-1819.
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