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Reference Laboratory

The Complete Laboratory

The laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center is committed to improving the health of the people and communities we serve by providing accurate, timely and quality laboratory test results. Missouri Baptist operates a full-service laboratory that provides testing support for both inpatient and outpatient platforms. More than 2 million tests are performed annually. The laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), The Joint Commission (TJC), and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

Dedicated Service

Our services are provided within a professional environment that is patient and physician focused.  Under the direction of nine board-certified pathologists, testing is performed by highly trained and skilled clinical laboratory scientists who provide extensive knowledge and experience to help manage patient care. The laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center provides convenient, local access to STAT and routine laboratory testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The laboratory at Missouri Baptist ensures the continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient testing. Ongoing implementation of relevant test strategies specific to the needs of the community and providers is a top priority. The laboratory at Missouri Baptist provides testing support for all areas of the hospital, as well as multiple outpatient laboratory draw centers. Many physician offices also choose to send their specimens to the laboratory at Missouri Baptist for high quality laboratory testing.

In the tradition of Missouri Baptist Medical Center we are committed to maintaining excellence while providing quality, cost effective laboratory services that provide critical information to our customers.  The Laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center is able to provide rapid turnaround times — when every minute counts!

For more information, call Laboratory Customer Service at 314-996-4522.

Laboratory Test Catalog

Our test catalog provides up-to-date information about individual tests and instructions on what specimens to collect, how and when to collect them, and how to transport them properly. This helps ensure accurate and timely test results.

Access our Test Catalog. The first time this site is accessed you will be prompted to accept the Online Service Agreement (Terms and Conditions). Use the "I accept" option at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to access the catalog.

To search for a test, use the "Everywhere" and "Contains" options. This will help select the appropriate test.

Informed Consent Certification

Submission of any lab order for any test constitutes certification by the ordering physician that the ordering physician has obtained “Informed Consent” of the patient as required by applicable state or federal laws with respect to each test ordered.

Compliance

The Reference Laboratory at Missouri Baptist Medical Center is committed to the reliability, trustworthiness, honesty and business integrity expected of a federally funded healthcare program participant. Our policy is to provide physicians with the flexibility to choose appropriate tests, ensuring that the convenience of ordering profiles and panels does not distance physicians from making deliberate decisions regarding medically necessary tests. 

We notify our physician clients annually to order only tests that are medically necessary for Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, reports that a physician who orders medically unnecessary tests may be subject to civil penalties. Any clinical laboratory that follows the Model Compliance Plan for clinical laboratories established by the Office of the Inspector General must provide this type of annual notice to its clients.

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