Diagnostics & Testing
The tabs below provide information regarding the various diagnostic tools and test available at Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH). We have a full service laboratory that provides a wide range of specimen test prescribed by your doctor. Endoscopy services provide screening for cancer and other digestive related conditions. Respiratory Diagnostics includes a variety of tests which are used to identify conditions related to the respiratory system. MCMH has a wide range of imaging services to identify injuries and screen for chronic conditions. Click on the tabs below for more information.
Full Service Lab
The laboratory at Madison County Memorial Hospital provides high quality, full service testing for both adult and pediatric patients. Clinical Laboratory Scientists run routine tests on specimens to provide information needed to diagnose and/or monitor treatment. Common laboratory tests/services include assays to detect anemia, diagnose diabetes, Strep throat, Cardiac Infarction and Stroke and provide blood transfusions to a motor vehicle accident victim.
Our services are certified by The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Clinical laboratory services provided:
- Blood Banking
We also perform pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug screen collections. A number of specialty tests are offered through Quest and Lab-Corp (courier service is available Monday through Saturday).
MCMH Laboratory is now offering new tests:
- C Diff
Histology and cytology are provided in conjunction with Ketchum, Wood & Burgert Pathology Associates of Tallahassee, Florida.
MCMH laboratory uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to assure all testing is performed with the latest technology. Our laboratory is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team consists of Phlebotomists, Licensed Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists. We handle our test with expediate timeliness and professionalism.
What to Bring: Bring your insurance cards, photo ID, physician/provider service order including telephone and fax numbers.
|Gena Plain, PA-C
Laboratory Technical Supervisor
|Dr. Nicole Balmer, MD
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. This is extremely unfortunate since colorectal cancer is very often a preventable disease when appropriate screening is performed. In addition, screening results in the detection of already present cancers at an earlier and more curable stage.
It is recommended that everyone, male and female, undergo a colonoscopy at age 50. Under certain circumstances, patients should have a screening earlier. Individuals with a family history of colon cancer or polyps, for instance, should be screened earlier. Choosing MCMH allows you the ability to undergo screening and treatment close to your loved ones.
Preventive Care for Cancer
MCMH Endoscopy program can diagnose and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. The goal of this unit is to increase awareness and screening for colon cancer in the region. Dr. Douglas will see patients upon referral of the patient’s family care provider. A full range of educational services, diagnostics and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic services are offered:
- Upper endoscopy (EGD)
- Esophageal dilation
- Polyp removal, biopsies, follow-up and referral
- Anesthesia services are provided
- General surgery if necessary is referred to Dr. Douglas’ practice in Tallahassee or the patient’s specialist of choice
Our respiratory therapy team at Madison County Memorial Hospital has many years experience in the treatment and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Whether you need a diagnostic test or therapy during your inpatient stay at MCMH or your doctor orders an outpatient diagnostic test, the MCMH respiratory therapy team provides caring support and treatment. All of our Respiratory Therapists are Certified or Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and Licensed by the Florida Department of Health. Respiratory Care is available in all areas of the hospital, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for inpatient services. For more information on respiratory therapy and diagnostic, please either consult your doctor or call the MCMH respiratory therapy department. To request an appointment, contact Respiratory Therapy at 850-253-1913.
The Imaging Services Department (also called Radiology Department) of Madison Memorial Hospital provides a team of skilled professionals who are available to administer diagnostic radiological procedures as prescribed by your physician. All images are read by a board-certified radiologist. The majority of our technologists are cross-trained in more than one skill, and many have dual certifications. All are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed with the State of Florida’s Bureau of Radiation Control. All diagnostic equipment is digital. This makes for a more robust health record and allows your physician to access your radiology image from anywhere in the world. Click here to find out more about the various Imaging Services.