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Franklin Hospital’s Laboratory team members are from left, Phlebotomist Lora Bearden, Medical Lab Technician Shannon Jonnassen, Manager Judy Courter, Medical Technologist Betty Batts, and Clinical Technologist Richard Smith.


Franklin Hospital Laboratory Manager Judy Courter and her experienced team perform services in the outpatient lab located on the first floor of the hospital during the normal business hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Monday through Sunday and only close on national holidays. Some services may also be performed at your facility.

Like many companies working hard to prosper in today's economic climate, Franklin Hospital recognizes the importance of receiving cost effective and timely support services relating to employee healthcare needs. Lost employee productivity as the result of offsite, job related medical testing can quickly have a negative impact on the "bottom line." For this reason, Franklin Hospital is proud to offer a wide range of medical testing and educational services to meet employee health/safety needs of business and industry to maximize convenience while minimizing costs.

Franklin Hospital proudly uses Quest and LabCorp for validation of drug screen results, however other drug screen companies are also available. Provision of "wellness education" is the first step in supporting the good health of your employees and their families. Upon request, Franklin Hospital will gladly participate or completely coordinate health fairs for company employees and/or their families.

Services include:

Breath alcohol test (screen)
Breath alcohol test (confirmation)
Blood draw (phlebotomy)
Glucose finger stick
Hair collection
DOT (Department of Transportation) urine collection
Non-DOT urine collection
Urine dip
Chain of custody urine drug testing
Alcohol urine testing through chain of custody
Instant/Rapid drug screen

The laboratory also provides services for all outpatients and company employees:

Immunoassay testing, which includes serology testing-Mono
Flu A, B
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)
Therapeutic Drug monitoring
Thyroid testing, and certain hormone and cancer screening
Colon cancer screening tests
Blood gases and Carbon Monoxide testing
Microbiology-MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), blood culture testing in-house, C Diff (Clostridium difficile colitis)
Blood bank with transfusion services
Reference lab testing with national companies to provide lab draw services at your convenience
We also provide Cardiac enzyme testing in house

Protect your company's most important investment.

An industrial account can be established for your business that would offer you a reduced rate for services.
All testing performed through that account would be the property of your company.
One monthly statement would be generated listing all employees tested for that billing period.
Franklin Hospital strives to offer service flexibility to meet individual needs of the employer such as random, annual or post-accident

Dr. Heide Lind is the Medical Director for the Laboratory. She offers Pathology services to the Franklin Hospital in the way of processing and resulting pathology specimens from MD offices and surgical cases. She also processes pap smears. Premier Pathology Services, LLC is located in Belleville, IL and offers weekly courier services of specimens from Franklin Hospital.

If you have any questions regarding these or other services, please call Franklin Hospital at 618-439-3161, ext. 9701 to speak with Judy Courter.