WESTMINSTER — Carroll County General Hospital has announced that Mayo Medical Laboratories of Rochester, Minn., is its new clinical reference laboratory.
Although about 95 percent of testing is done in the CCGH laboratory, other testing will be forwarded to Mayo Medical Laboratories. Tests destined for MML are requested by CCGH lab technologists using amicrocomputer and transmitted over phone lines to MML's laboratory computer.
Samples will be picked up six afternoons per week and transportedby overnight air delivery to MML. Most reports will be transmitted back within one to four days.
Additionally, by choosing Mayo Medical Laboratory, CCGH will have access to the consultative and informational services of Mayo laboratory professionals, many of whom are nationally recognized experts in almost every laboratory field, as well as the Mayo Clinic's more than 1,050 doctors and researchers.
Mayo Medical Laboratories, an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic, was selected by CCGH after a review of several reference labs. Dr. Richard Jones, pathologist and medical director of CCGH Laboratory, and Gilliam Conley, administrative director of laboratory services at CCGH visited Mayo to evaluate MML services.
"After a visit to MML and the associated clinic, we came away impressed with the constant focus on the bestpossible patient care," said Conley. "Everything Dr. Jones and I sawreflected an attention to detail and an emphasis on quality. We are certain this will be an excellent affiliation of great advantage to our patients."