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Hardin Medical Center Laboratory is CLIA certified lab by the College of American Pathologists and one of the best equipped, rural laboratories in the state of Tennessee. The accreditation places it in the same level of accreditation as much larger laboratories, such as the Mayo Clinic, Jackson Madison County Hospital, and laboratories at university hospitals and larger Tennessee hospitals.


The lab at HMC is also an integral part of the facility's disaster preparedness. Personnel are trained to recognize and detect microorganisms commonly used in acts of biological terrorism.  Hardin Medical Center performs 98% of all tests ordered by local healthcare providers. The lab provides inpatient and outpatient testing to assist your physician in your diagnosis and treatment. We can even perform the tests for out-of-town specialists.


HMC Laboratory has local testing for:

The Hardin Medical Center Laboratory is in the forefront of laboratory technology and our tests are performed on current, up-to-date instruments and equipment. Some of the newer technologies include processes such as Immunoassay, PCR Probe Technology, Flow Cell Cytology, Chemical Color Reaction, and Computerized Assisted Quality Testing. Hardin Medical Center Laboratory also strives to meet the needs of the community through health fairs, demonstrations at local schools, laboratory tours, an affiliation with Northeast Mississippi Community College and Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Studies Site. For more information about our laboratory,  call 731.926.8121. Our Laboratory staff includes Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Phlebotomists, Laboratory Assistants and Medical Laboratory Necessity Coding. Hardin Medical Center Laboratory is Certified and Licensed by: American Society of Clinical Pathologists CLIA(Federal Government)CLIA(State of Tennessee), and the DNV.

Important Information about your lab tests to ensure CLIA standards:

  • The ordering physician is the only authorized person to receive lab results unless the physician requests that a patient be allowed to receive results directly from the performing lab. Each lab test has its own requirements as to how the physician can give permission; an attached signed note, sent along with the specimen and test requisition, a phone call where the physician can provide the sample requisition number, or a faxed note requesting you be given the results. [A standing order is also acceptable.]

  • Patients have a right to a copy of their lab results.  You can get a copy of your results from your healthcare provider or by visiting the HMC Patient Portal.

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