On-Site Testing and Same-Day Lab Results Available at White Medical Clinic

Posted: 4/11/2013

Denise Olson, medical assistant at White Medical Clinic, performs tests in the clinic lab. White Medical Clinic provides community members with on-site lab testing and immediate results for many tests.Community members in the White, S.D. area don’t have to travel far for most lab testing and results, says Denise Olson, medical assistant at White Medical Clinic.

“Our on-site lab allows us to complete several tests and provide quick results to patients,” said Olson, who obtains test samples and performs necessary tests in the clinic.

White Medical Clinic provides on-site lab testing and immediate results for the following:

  • Hemoglobin – checks for anemia
  • Glucose – blood sugar/diabetes
  • Urine – for infection and other abnormalities
  • Strep A testing – strep throat infection
  • Mono testing – presence of mono infection
  • Influenza A and B testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Hemoccult and IFOB – checking for hidden blood in the stool

Any ordered tests patients need that White Medical Clinic doesn’t provide are completed at Brookings Health System.

“The ability to complete lab work on-site allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment,” Olson said. “Because we are a part of Brookings Health System, if we need off-site testing, we most often have results the same day.”

In addition, White Medical Clinic can process lab work ordered by any outside physician; patients only need to present the order for the lab work from the doctor. White Medical Clinic will relay test results to the patient’s provider. This allows area residents to have the appropriate sample collected locally instead of traveling a long distance, saving them time and money.

With more than 18 years experience as a medical assistant, Olson serves several roles at White Medical Clinic. She is patients’ first point of contact. Along with lab work, Olson answers phones, schedules appointments, obtains vital sign measurements, documents the medical history and prepares the patients for examination and treatment by the physician assistant.

To learn more about lab tests available at White Medical Clinic or to schedule an appointment call, (605) 629-3333. White Medical Clinic is open Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Thursday and open again Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic accepts Sanford and Avera health insurance plans as well as other major regional health insurance plans.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.