Diagnostic laboratory services in Walterboro, South Carolina

Colleton Medical Center offers 24-hour outpatient lab services with no appointments necessary. Patients are accepted with physician orders at our outpatient drawing area or at the surgery center.

For more information about our diagnostic and laboratory services, you can call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 530-3244. You can also reach the Ambulatory Surgery & Diagnostic Center at (843) 782-7000.

Diagnostic laboratory tests we perform

The benefits of Colleton’s highly automated laboratory facility are not only seen in the personalized care patients receive but also in the prompt delivery of results. For your convenience, Colleton Medical Center operates a lab drawing station in the Colleton Ambulatory Surgery Center located adjacent to the hospital. We perform a variety of common labs tests, including:

  • Bilirubin test—used to diagnose and treat pancreas, liver, blood, metabolic and gallbladder disorders
  • Blood urine nitrogen (BUN) test—measures waste product levels in the blood to assess kidney and liver health
  • Calcium blood test—measures calcium levels in the blood to diagnose possible bone abnormalities or metabolic functions, such as kidney disease, poor nutrition or vitamin D deficiency
  • Coagulation test—used to identify and diagnose blood clotting disorders
  • Complete blood count (CBC) tests—evaluates red and white blood cells and platelets to screen for infections and disorders, such as anemia, leukemia and malaria
  • Creatinine test—measures how well the kidneys are functioning
  • Culture tests—used to diagnose infections and illnesses, including urinary tract infections, pneumonia, strep throat and meningitis
  • Electrolyte panel—screens for diabetes, dehydration, respiratory issues, metabolic acid-base balance, alcoholism and other toxic states
  • Glucose panel—measures blood sugar levels and tests for diabetes and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Lipid panel—measures cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and triglycerides, which are associated with vascular disease
  • Liver panel—evaluates liver function and diagnoses possible diseases, such as acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis and gall bladder conditions
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test—measures protein hormone levels to diagnose an underactive (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid) thyroid
  • Total protein test—measures protein levels in the blood to diagnose nutrition problems
  • Urinalysis—checks for early signs of disease and monitors diabetes or kidney disease