Lab Services

Fast. Accurate. Reliable.

Your medical team relies on lab tests to help diagnose and treat your health conditions. The GMHC Laboratory is located on the first floor of Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and is committed to providing accurate and timely results, backed by professional and friendly service.

Our laboratory offers a full menu of diagnostic and follow-up testing. All lab testing must have a written physician order.

Lab Hours

The Lab is open for outpatient service Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon. Appointments are required. Please call (563) 252-1121 to make your appointment for lab services. If you need laboratory services outside of these hours, please call and we will work with you to try to accommodate your schedule.

Getting Results

All test results are forwarded to your provider to share with you and explain the results. Please note that laboratory staff are not authorized to give test results directly to patients.

Laboratory Accreditation & Certification

The GMHC Laboratory is certified through CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act) which fulfills the compliance requirements for Centers for Medicare. Eighty-five percent of tests are performed onsite in our Laboratory department. Remaining tests are sent to an accredited reference lab.

Wellness Testing

Wellness Testing is an easy and convenient way to check your health and wellness without a physician order at GMHC. Health insurance is not accepted for Wellness Testing appointments and payment by check or credit card is required prior to testing. Patients can choose the desired test(s) to be performed at a reduced rate. You decide how you want to receive your confidential results and determine if you want them shared with your provider or not. Below is a listing of testing available:

Wellness Screening Panel: $45 (includes lipid panel, basic metabolic panel, ALT (liver), hemoglobin)

Lipid Panel: $20 (includes cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, calculated levels of LDL, VLDL, and cholesterol/HDL ratio)

TSH: $25 (thyroid function test)

Basic Metabolic Panel: $15 (sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide (electrolytes), glucose, BUN, creatinine (kidney function), calcium)

Hemoglobin A1C: $15 (measures blood sugar levels average for the past 6-8 weeks)

Glucose: $10 (measures blood sugar level)

Urine Microalbumin: $10 (kidney function test)

Hemogram: $15 (infection and anemia screen: white cell count, red cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets)

PSA: $40 (prostate-specific antigen – suggested for men ages 40+)

Blood Typing: $20 (determines ABO blood group and Rh type)

Occult Blood: $5 (colon cancer screen – stool)

Call (563) 252-1121 to schedule your appointment for Wellness Testing. When you arrive for your appointment, you will complete the form and choose the desired test. Payment must be received at the time of service

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