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Point of Care Testing

The UMMC point of care section is staffed by four medical technologists. The department is responsible for 162 glucose meters, 18 blood gas analyzers, 27 iSTAT's performing Chem 8 panels, BNP, ß-hCG, Troponin I, and blood gases, and a variety of instruments that test for hemoglobin A1C, total hemoglobin, urine pregnancy, urine dipsticks, activated clotting time and co-oximetry. In addition to the instrumentation, manual kit testing is performed for influenza A and B, urine pregnancy, RSV, streptococcus A, and H. pylori biopsy / tissue tests.

The Point of Care department is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients as promptly as possible. Questions, concerns or comments are always welcome. Contact us at (601) 984-4746.

Section director     John Lam, MD
Technical specialistNancy Prezas-Jones, BS, MT (ASCP)
Phone(601) 985-6112
TechnologistsSelina Ratliff
Calleigh Simmons
Bobbye Carpenter
Kimberly Wadlington