An inside look at Lab Direct at The Memorial Hospital

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New TMH program gives year-round access to basic wellness tests

A new program at The Memorial Hospital in Craig offers the same tests found at most health fairs. The difference is residents don’t have to wait for the next fair to get tested. Lab Direct, which the hospital launched in late 2011, offers a spectrum of wellness tests year-round that may help residents detect and address potential health problems early. The program includes prostate-specific antigen screenings, which can help identify patients who may be at risk for prostate cancer, and Hemoglobin A1C, a test commonly used by diabetics that provides “a snapshot of your glucose for the last three months,” said Kristine Cooper, TMH laboratory manager.

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