Comprehensive laboratory services are available at the Health Center. Some basic laboratory testing, including blood sugar, hemoglobin, rapid strep tests and urinalysis can be done on site. Most other laboratory tests are collected at the Health Center, then picked up and delivered to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. Some more advanced laboratory studies are sent to Quest Laboratory or to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, a regional medical center. These labs have short turnaround time for results. A follow up appointment is usually made for discussion of the results.
Some students may need lab work as ordered by their hometown physician. If so, arrangements can be made to have the samples collected at the Birkam Health Center or Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital with the results being sent to the ordering physician.