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Laboratory Department

The William Bee Ririe Laboratory is certified to perform a wide range of services to assist our healthcare professionals in providing our patients the highest level of care we can.

The laboratory is certified to perform collection in:

Drug testing, both DOT and Non-DOT
General Immunology
Routine Chemistry
Antibody Transfusion and Non-Transfusion
Compatibility Testing
And More

The Laboratory's normal hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 7am-6pm, Friday 7am-5pm, and Saturday 8am-3pm. Drug screening is not available on the weekends except for post-accident situations. On-call technicians are available 24 hrs a day to provide care for patients in the Emergency Room and in-patient settings as necessary.

William Bee Ririe Has the Only CAP Accredited Hospital Laboratory in Rural Nevada
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program and the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. Designed to go beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program meets the needs of a variety of laboratory settings from complex university medical centers to physician office laboratories. The program also covers a complete array of disciplines and testing procedures. Because of its comprehensive nature, CAP accreditation can help achieve a consistently high level of service throughout an institution or healthcare system.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program deeming authority. It is also recognized by the Joint Commission and can be used to meet many state certification requirements. The CAP also provides laboratory accreditation to forensic urine drug testing and reproductive laboratories, co-sponsored with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

What is an accredited laboratory?

An accredited laboratory is one that is inspected by a private not-for-profit accrediting organization that has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its requirements deemed as equivalent to or more stringent than CMS's regulatory requirements.
What is CAP accreditation?

The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring