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Clinic: 507.642.5200
Urgent Care: 507.642.3255
Hospital: 507.642.3255
121 Drew Ave SE, Madelia, MN 56062

Laboratory

COVID-19 Viral Testing:

Please call ahead and make an appointment at our Clinic: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone: 507.642.5200.

Drive up testing is done weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Call the Clinic to request drive up testing at 507.642.5200. Results will take 4 to 5 days. Patients will receive a phone call and results in the mail.

Urgent Care/Emergency Room testing can be done on the weekends if ordered by a medical provider.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing:

MCHC is offering Coronavirus Antibody Testing for $100 via direct access (patient pays before testing). The blood test is to see if you have had COVID-19 previously, NOT to see if you currently have an infection.

Those who use an antibody test need to understand its limitations. Here is what you need to know prior to testing:

  • Testing should be done at least three weeks after all COVID-19 symptoms have resolved. It can take up to three weeks for antibodies to show up after infection, longer if you are immunosuppressed.
  • False negatives are possible if collected too early or in an immunosuppressed patient.
  • False positives could mean that you have had another coronavirus infection, but not necessarily COVID-19.
  • Research is still ongoing as to whether a positive test means that you have immunity to COVID-19.
  • It may be necessary for some patients to have two tests to generate reliable results.

To be tested, please call the Clinic for an appointment with our lab at 507.642.5200. Test results will be mailed to the patient and can take several days to process.

Advanced Clinical Testing

Lab

The laboratory at Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art methodologies and equipment to provide clinical testing and blood bank/transfusion services. The laboratory is a High Complexity Testing Laboratory and is accredited by The Joint Commission*.

Additional services for our patients include:

Direct Access Lab Testing Menu & Fees

Patients can decide to have their own tests done on a Direct Access basis. No physician's order is needed and no insurance will be billed. 

Direct Access Testing is available from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and not on holidays.

Outpatient Services

Do you have regular tests that need to be run? Most clinical testing can be done at our lab and
sent to your provider for reading.

Occupational Drug Screen Collection Site

(for MedTox and Quest Laboratories)

Employers that require pre-employment or drug screening can utilize the services of our laboratory:

    • Pre-employment
    • Random
    • Post-Accident

If interested please call the lab for more information at 507.642.5230

*The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting performance standards. It is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.