Laboratory Services


River Parishes Hospital provides inpatient clinical laboratory services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our laboratory is fully accredited and certified by the College of American Pathologists. Our clinicians stay current with the latest technology by adding new testing procedures and constantly evaluating new instrumentation.

We are excited to announce the addition of the Ortho-Clinical Vitros 5600, one of the newest lab instruments, which combines both clinical chemistry and immunoassay instrumentation. With this new instrument, the chemistry and immunoassay samples are processed side-by-side, improving turnaround time and increasing efficiency. Its light-based technology produces high-quality results, making it ideal for use with pediatric and geriatric patients. It also allows the hospital to expand its in-house menu to include infectious disease testing.

“We are very thankful to be a part of the LifePoint family,” said Ashley Price, Laboratory irector at River Parishes Hospital. “The addition of the Vitros 5600 brings the River Parishes Hospital Laboratory to the forefront of technology, leading the way for rural community hospitals.”

Services available include:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Bank
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology/Serology
  • Infectious Disease Testing
  • Special Chemistry