Laboratory

Ask your provider to order your tests from Boundary Community Hospital’s Clinical Medical Laboratory.

  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Outpatient Lab Testing
  • Monday through Saturday
  • Fast and Reliable
  • Bonners Ferry Location
  • Mayo Clinic Reference Lab

Laboratory Fax | (208) 267-4201

Services Provided:

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Serology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunohematology

OUTPATIENT (NON-COVID) LAB TESTING

Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
No Appointment Necessary.
Patients are registered and received into the lab on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weekdays: Register at the Outpatient Services Reception Desk – Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laboratory testing is available through the Emergency Room and Acute Care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

COVID-19 TESTING

Closed to Outpatient COVID testing until further notice. 

Your provider should be able to offer testing at this time.

When COVID Testing resumes, we will post hours.

The BCH Lab continues to require authorization by primary care providers following the CDC and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare guidelines.  A copy of the provider lab order must be faxed to the lab by the provider before a patient can be tested.

Patients can register while in line at the Hospital for testing.

If the patient has Health Insurance, please be ready to share this information.

Follow the signs on Kaniksu Street opposite the Hospital Helipad.

Lab results are sent to the ordering Physician/Provider within 24 hours.
These tests are recorded by County of Residence and not by where the samples are taken.

If a patient presents to the Emergency Department for testing outside of normal lab hours, there will be an Emergency fee associated with the visit, as well as the COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 Lab Testing in Boundary County by Dr. Greg Botkin July 2, 2020

Clinical Medical Laboratory Testing

Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

Boundary Community Hospital houses its own full-service, Idaho-licensed, inspected and accredited Clinical Medical Laboratory. Diagnostic laboratory testing is performed by our highly-qualified, certified Medical Laboratory Scientists. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment while utilizing state-of-the-art analyzers, all with computer integration and interlinked computer communications with other health care facilities and our reference lab. Test results are sent directly to your physician.

Laboratory tests provide a virtual “snapshot” of a patient’s health status at any given time. It is estimated that about 60 to 80 percent of physicians’ diagnoses result from a lab test; all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, hospital admission and discharge are influenced by laboratory test results.

Medical Laboratory Scientists carry out your physician’s orders for laboratory testing. If testing cannot be completed by Boundary Community Hospital, the specimen is drawn, prepared, ordered and sent out to our Reference Lab at no additional cost to the patient.

Boundary Community Hospital’s Lab provides personalized interaction. To the Boundary Community Hospital lab, you are not just a number. You are our friends and neighbors. We realize that each specimen and result is a part of you and affects our friends and neighbors’ lives. We are committed and look forward to keeping the community healthy and well-served. We care!

Clinical Medical Laboratory
Quality In-House Testing

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Serology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunohematology