Colusa Medical Center

Laboratory Services

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The Colusa Medical Center Laboratory is CLIA certified, offering testing in the specialties of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, transfusion and urinalysis. We provide services to both inpatients and outpatients, and accept physician referrals. The majority of tests are processed and reported within the same day, and “STAT” testing is available by request.
The laboratory is open for Outpatient services Monday through Friday from 7 am to 530 pm. No appointment required.

Preparing for your visit:

What to bring: A signed order, requisition or prescription from your doctor or healthcare provider; your photo ID; and your insurance card.

Physician instructions: Follow any instructions your doctor has given you. If instructed to “FAST”, do not eat or drink anything except water 10-12 hours before your lab test. Continue to take your medications as prescribed.

Glucose Tolerance Testing: Depending on the test ordered, you may be required to stay 1 to 4 hours. For your safety, you will need to stay near the lab for the entire testing period.

Obtaining your laboratory results:

A report of your test results will always be sent to your healthcare provider via mail or fax. If you wish to obtain a copy of your results from Colusa Medical Center, please visit your “Patient Portal” or contact our Health Information Department.
If you have any questions regarding our Laboratory Services, please contact the Laboratory at 530-619-0840.

Colusa Medical Center Lab services

Colusa Medical Center’s Clinical Lab serves inpatients and offers outpatient laboratory services.

Services available

In addition to the clinical lab, Colusa Medical Center offers outpatient phlebotomy services for outpatient services conveniently located in the hospital. Specialty lab tests are performed

Chemistry

Coagulation

Hematology

Microbiology

Serology (serum antibody testing)

Urinalysis

Preparing for your Lab visit

Please bring

An order, requisition, or lab slip from your doctor or care provider; your photo ID; and your insurance card. We accept most insurance plans

Please bring

An order, requisition, or lab slip from your doctor or care provider; your photo ID; and your insurance card. We accept most insurance plans

Please wear

A shirt that allows access to your arm, such as short sleeves or sleeves that easily roll-up.

Please wear

A shirt that allows access to your arm, such as short sleeves or sleeves that easily roll-up.

Physician instructions

Follow any other instructions your doctor has given you.

Physician instructions

Follow any other instructions your doctor has given you.

Fasting

Is often required for specific tests. If you are told to fast by your provider or if your order form indicates "Fasting Test," do not eat or drink anything except drink plenty of water for 8-12 hours before your lab test. You should continue taking your routine medication unless instructed differently by your provider.

Fasting

Is often required for specific tests. If you are told to fast by your provider or if your order form indicates "Fasting Test," do not eat or drink anything except drink plenty of water for 8-12 hours before your lab test. You should continue taking your routine medication unless instructed differently by your provider.

Glucose tolerance tests

Depending on the type of blood draw, this visit may take 1 to 4 hours. For your safety, you will need to stay near the lab for the entire testing period, as some people have a hypoglycemic reaction, causing nausea or light-headedness. If possible, it is best not to bring children to this visit, as it is lengthy, and child-appropriate activities may not be available.  Call ahead of time before coming in for this test to discuss specific instructions and arrival time.

Glucose tolerance tests

Depending on the type of blood draw, this visit may take 1 to 4 hours. For your safety, you will need to stay near the lab for the entire testing period, as some people have a hypoglycemic reaction, causing nausea or light-headedness. If possible, it is best not to bring children to this visit, as it is lengthy, and child-appropriate activities may not be available.  Call ahead of time before coming in for this test to discuss specific instructions and arrival time.

Arriving for Your Visit

Billing & Insurance

Colusa Medical Center accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most commercial insurance plans.  If you have commercial insurance, call your insurance company to ensure Colusa Medical Center is in-network.   

Dr. Nelson Kaneishi is the medical director for Colusa and Glenn Medical Centers Clinical Laboratory Services.

Nelson K. Kaneishi, MD

Nelson K. Kaneishi, MD, attended the University of Washington in Seattle for his undergraduate and medical education.  He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of California Davis Medical Center, followed by a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas under Dr. Clay Cockerell. Dr. Kaneishi is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology.

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