RCH Laboratory provides routine and STAT testing for basic laboratory procedures. Our RCH Lab Manager is a Registered Medical Technologist, RCH Technical Staff is comprised of Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians and Medical Technologists, and our Phlebotomists are Nationally Certified or trained on site
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, whenever possible. After-hour appointments may be made if it is impossible to come during the regularly scheduled hours listed above. Appointments require 24-hour notice and are subject to delay if lab personnel are attending to emergency or acutely ill patients.
Lab Testing & Pathology
Daily courier service to OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria and SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford makes referred Lab testing and Pathology specimen testing possible. In the event a referred test is ordered STAT, it is immediately transported to the reference lab by our maintenance department. A Pathologist from Northern Illinois Pathology makes a monthly or as-needed visit to provide professional consultation. Frozen sections can be performed Monday through Friday with 24-hour notice. EKGs are read with an immediate computer readout. Over-reads on EKGs are performed by Dr. Pitamber Persaud, OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute or IL Pediatric Cardiology group.