This is a picture of the laboratory staff

    Laboratory


    Franklin Hospital Laboratory Director 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)
    Strep
    Pregnancy
    Therapeutic Drug monitoring
    Thyroid testing, and certain hormone and cancer screening
    Colon cancer screening tests
    Hematology
    Chemistry
    Urinalysis
    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
        testing.

    Dr. Alex Van Amerongen is the Medical Director for the Laboratory. He offers Pathology services to the Franklin Hospital in the way of processing and resulting pathology specimens from MD offices and surgical cases. He also processes pap smears. Premier Pathology Services, LLC is located in Belleville, IL and offers daily courier services Monday through Friday of specimens from Franklin Hospital.

    If you have any questions regarding these or other services, please call Franklin Hospital at (618) 435-9701 to speak with Judy Courter.