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Richland Laboratory


A dedicated staff of highly trained professionals provides laboratory services at Palmetto Health Richland. The laboratory operates around the clock, seven days a week, and provides a wide range of patient diagnostic services. Quality assurance and customer service are Palmetto Health Richland Laboratory’s primary, guiding principles. The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and maintains CLIA licensure.

The laboratory maintains specialized teams for testing and analysis in the areas of:  chemistry, coagulation, flow cytometry, hematology, histology, immunology, microbiology, molecular pathology, transfusion medicine, and urinalysis. Blood bank services are provided 24 hours a day by technologists who are expert in typing and cross matching blood. A rapid response satellite lab is located in the Emergency Department. Skilled laboratory phlebotomists collect blood as needed from hospital patients and at three outpatient draw stations on the Richland campus. Palmetto Health Diagnostic Laboratories maintains a community-based outpatient collection service in Lexington.