Hours, Referral Lab, Courier and Outpatient Services

Availability of Services

The clinical laboratory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Medical Technologists are on the premises at all times.

Contact Us: 601-968-3070

Referral Laboratory Services

BHS Clinical Laboratory accepts clinical specimens on a referral basis. If a requested test is not available in the BHS Laboratory, the laboratory will arrange for transport of the specimen to another reference lab for testing. Testing performed by off-site reference labs may have increased turn-around times for results of 3 - 10 days.

Courier Service

Courier services for specimen pick up and report delivery may be arranged by contacting the Outreach Department. Courier runs are made on a regular schedule each weekday with limited STAT courier service available upon request. A STAT courier is available on weekends for life-threatening situations only.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Laboratory services are provided at the Colonnades Laboratory.

Physicians referring a patient to BHS for outpatient work during a weekday should have an order phoned to the scheduling office prior to the patient's arrival. The scheduling office's phone number is (601) 968-1400. All tests requiring more than 30 minutes for completion, such as glucose tolerance and coagulograms, must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. During regular business hours (6:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) patients should report to the Outpatient Business Office located on the ground floor of the Colonnades Building. The patient will then be called to the Colonnades phlebotomy station or other appropriate drawstation for specimen collection.

Complete reports will be mailed or delivered to the physician's office. If requested, results will be faxed to the physician's office. All critical results are telephoned to the physician or nurse in charge of the patient.


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