Valley Health Laboratory is licensed by the Washington Department
of Health to perform moderate and high complexity testing in the
subspecialties of Microbiology, Serology,
Hematology, Immunohematology, and
Chemistry. The lab also participates in the
American Association of Bioanalysts proficiency testing program.
Tests not performed at KVH laboratory are only referred to CLIA
licensed referral laboratories.
is under the supervision of a Pathologist who acts as the department
medical director and oversees all of the policies, procedures
and practices of the department. Day to day operations are supervised
by the laboratory manager. The laboratory is staffed seven days
per week, 24 hours per day by certified medical technologists/technicians
in order to provide testing services to emergency department and
laboratory also provides clinical laboratory services to outpatients
that have tests ordered by a licensed care practitioner.
Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM 12:00 noon
Family Medicine Lab:
Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM– 4:00 PM
Note: Outpatient testing performed outside of these times will
only be done after approval of a laboratory technologist and will
be provided as the workload allows; Emergency Department and inpatient
testing must be prioritized.
require special patient preparation. Please check with your physician
or the laboratory for any special instructions that may need to
be followed prior to your test procedure. The most frequent preparation
required for laboratory testing is patient fasting. Patients
with tests that require fasting should not eat or drink anything
other than water for 12 to 14 hours prior to collection.
Common tests that require fasting include:
3 hour Glucose Tolerance Test
for the KVH Laboratory
The Laboratory is located at Klickitat Valley Hospital
Phone: (509) 773-1030
FAX: (509) 773-6732