Emergency Hospital Systems opened its High Complexity Laboratory in November 2018 providing fast and accurate test results to the communities it serves.
The High Complexity Lab combines innovation with highly qualified staff making it possible to conduct more tests, with high level of accuracy and in a short period of time.
The state of art laboratory located at the ground floor of the Texas Emergency Hospital in Cleveland provides clinical chemistry Testing, hematology, toxicology screening, urine analysis, and reproductive testing, as well as other diagnostic tests such detection of Helicobacter Pylori and influenza viruses among others.
The lab is open to all physicians, hospitals, clinics and companies that need lab testing, and can provide results as quickly as two hours after receiving the sample Results can be viewed at the information management system that the Lab has in place online.
Currently, the Laboratory is serving the five facilities of the Emergency Hospital Systems. Samples are collected from the Hospitals located in Porter, The Woodlands, Cleveland and Deerbroock and drove to the High Complexity Lab at Cleveland for analysis.
The Laboratory run by highly Qualified Technicians and technologists under the Management of George Zeinieh MT laboratory Director for all five locations ,EHS-The Woodlands, EHS-Porter and EHS-Deerbrook, Doctor Jessie Adame, MD is the Medical Laboratory Director for Texas Emergency Hospital and Cleveland Emergency Hospital, Doctor Albert Chen, MD is the Medical Laboratory Director For EHS-The Woodlands, EHS-Deerbrook, EHS-Porter, Additionally, the Lab has five full time technicians and a full crew of Phlebotomists and drivers that supports the collection and transportation of specimens.
To better serve physicians in the area, the Lab is assigning a dedicated Phlebotomists to work in house at the practices that can collect 20 samples a day. In that way, the Lab is contributing to ensure proper handling and collection of specimens -especially when there is a high volume- while ensuring a promptly delivery when there is an urgent need.
Currently, the lab is in the process of acquiring an LCMS equipment which provides more specific information and accuracy for a wide variety of tests, including comprehensive toxicology which enables testing for all known drugs with specifications.
Also the laboratory in the process of acquiring Coagulation analyzer to detect the Coagulation factors such as Prothrombin time to monitor the patient population who are on blood thinner such a Coumadin .
¨We understand how important is for Doctors to rely on accurate and fast Lab tests for making critical clinical decisions. Aware of that, we have taken the extra degree by bringing the latest technology and innovation to our Lab so physicians from our surrounding areas would be better served”, said Laboratory Director, George Zenieh, MT
State of Art Equipment
Some of the equipment already in place in the Lab include: the Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU Chemistry Analyzer, which performs general checkup tests include kidney function Tests, liver function tests, lipid profile, cardiac enzymes ,Therapeutics such as Digoxin Level , Vacomycin Level, Acetaminophen Level, Lithium Level , Salicylates Level, and Comprehensive Drug Screen Panels ,plus Alcohol Level.
The Beckman DXI 600 immunoassay analyzer which provides advance reproductive testing such as FSH, LH, Prolactin ,Progesterone, cardiac markers and comprehensive thyroid Panels , Vitamin D Total and Comprehensive Anemia Panels.
The Sysmex XN-430 N is stat of the art Hematology analyzer that provides Complete Blood Count includes five part differential and ability to identify the Immature Granulocytes counts.
The I-STAT Machine is mainly used to monitor the Blood Gases Levels and lactate in case of septic cases along with the ability to monitor the anticoagulant therapy in the Cath lab.
The Sofia Analyzer which enables a rapid detection of influenza A and B viruses Strep A+,RSV and the POC analyzer for the Helicobacter, Pylori bacteria on breath test. All positive cases of influenza are reported to the Influenza Surveillance Program in Washington DC.