Laboratory

CLIA Certified Lab Tests and Services

This is not a complete list of services our lab has to offer. Call (406) 345-3370 if you would like to inquire about a specific lab service.

GMC Laboratory Services is a hospital based laboratory dedicated to providing our community with high-quality, comprehensive medical technology appropriate to the needs of our patients, providers and community. Our board certified Clinical Lab Scientists perform timely analysis to enable our providers to detect disease, evaluate the effects of injuries and assess the effectiveness of treatments. We actively partner with our community to combat preventable long-term debilitating conditions.

Our Medical Director and affiliated Pathologists are physicians that specialize in Clinical Laboratory, Anatomic Pathology (the study and diagnosis of disease based on examination of organs and tissues), Cytopathology (the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases at a cellular level), and Dermatopathology (the detection and diagnosis, type and treatment options for skin diseases and disorders).

Our team of laboratory professionals continuously strive to improve services through effective communication and cooperation using national and global best practices. GMC Lab Services is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services Medicare Approval through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments(CLIA) program.

Most testing is performed in our GMC hospital laboratory also servicing our other facilities the Gabert Clinic, Extended Care, and EMVH patients with results available to the medical provider within 24 hours. Some testing, such as bacterial culturing, may take longer, up to several days. A few special tests are forwarded to reference laboratories, such as Billings Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories. As GMC is connected and affiliated with Billings Clinic all results are also viewable to any provider located at any Billings Clinic location. When your lab work is completed, the results will be available to your medical provider.

Lab Tests and Procedures:

We offer a wide array of testing procedures at our laboratory, including:

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Coagulation & Coumadin Clinic Support
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Transfusion Services (Blood Bank)
  • Pain Medication Monitoring (Toxicology)
  • Immunology/Serology
  • Urinalysis
  • Phlebotomy/Specimen Collection
  • Reference Lab Services

Lab Collection

Bring the test order from your provider completed with the following*:

  • Your correct name and Date of Birth
  • Test(s) to be performed
  • Legible ordering provider signature (OR printed name AND signature)
  • Diagnosis or reason for testing(word description, not just code numbers
  • Make sure you have followed their instructions for fasting or time of day to be collected, etc.

* Please be aware that orders missing any of the required information listed above will delay your testing while we contact your provider. If we cannot reach him/her, your testing could be postponed for 24 hours or more.

GMC Outpatient Lab
General lab work collection:

Located on the lower floor of Glendive Medical Center
202 Prospect Drive
Glendive, Montana 59330

Telephone Number - (406) 345-3370 or fax (406) 345-3372

  • No appointment required (save for Urine Drug Screen and Breath Alcohol testing)
    • Appointments necessary for: DOT/NON-DOT urine drug screen/breath alcohol testing - No appointments without proper Chain of Custody (COC)
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for hospital emergency care and
  • Monday - Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Go to Outpatient Registration Monday - Friday 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m., go to the GMC Urgent Care and Sunday, go to the Emergency Center Registration
  • After being registered, please check with Registrar for collection location information. Please let the Registrar know if you need assistance and if after hours lab will be notified of your location in ED to draw.
  • 3-6 hours is our normal processing routine.
  • Your results will be available through Patient Portal or with your GMC provider.
    • NOTE: If your medical provider is located out-of-town and has requested the results, we will fax your results as soon as they are completed.

Lab Events

  • GMC Health Fair & Wellness Lab draws - GMC is committed to caring for our community and in this capacity the laboratory puts on a Health Fair, once per year, offering a Wellness profile at a reduced price with additional testing available including: the Anemia Panel, A1C and PSA.
  • Annual Wellness Profile - To help promote our patients health year round GMC also offers an Annual Wellness profile with the additional testing available at a reduced price which is accessible anytime, once per calendar year. Just ask at the lab window or registration desk to participate.

PatientConnect

View your results online!

We encourage all patients to sign up for PatientConnect! This convenient service allows you to view your electronic medical record anytime from your home computer or mobile device. You can have 24/7 access to lab results, imaging, immunizations, prescriptions, doctor's notes, etc... To sign up for PatientConnect, please visit any outpatient registration desk in Gabert Clinic or Glendive Medical Center. Please bring a driver's license for identification purposes.