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Laboratory Services


Thayer County Health Services’ highly trained laboratory staff works diligently to provide the physicians with reliable and necessary test results to assist in proper diagnosis and treatment of various conditions. Laboratory professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure timely results.

Services are provided for the TCHS hospital, five surrounding clinics, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Furthermore, patients can have the convenience of local testing, even if they are seeing a specialist from out of town.

Our services encompass over sixty in-house, state-of-the-art tests in areas such as chemistry, coagulation, hematology, serology, transfusion services, and urinalysis.

For specialized testing not completed at TCHS, the reference lab, Regional Pathology Services, provides results for other testing such as therapeutic drug levels, microbiology, immunology, etc.  Pathology specimens are tested at Pathology Medical Services in Lincoln, NE.

The laboratory is open for outpatient services from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For scheduling of laboratory appointments please call 402-768-4645.

REDUCED PRICE LAB EVENTS
The laboratory hosts a reduced price lab event each Spring and Fall where routine lab tests are offered at a discounted price.

The next event will be held in September of 2020.

Please call 402-768-4618 with any questions.

For employment opportunities check our Careers page or you can email the TCHS Laboratory at lab@tchsne.org

Certificate of Excellence

This Certificate of Excellence in Newborn Screening was awarded to TCHS Lab for our participation in the Nebraska Newborn Screening Program’s “Quality Improvement Initiative.” Only eight hospitals have satisfied all of the requirements for completion. This program provided training from current Clinical Laboratory Standards and encouraged an update to newborn screening procedures which improve our standards of quality. The newborn screen is a panel of tests that is done on all newborns between 24 and 48 hours of age. These tests are meant to catch life-threatening conditions before symptoms appear. Establishing a high standard of quality means timely and accurate results. Thayer County Health Services holds a 100% satisfactory newborn dried blood spot specimen rate since the second quarter of 2007.

ABOUT OUR STAFF

Cody Pachta, MLS (ASCP)CM, Laboratory Manager
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Wayne State College
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Kathy Bauhard, MT (ASCP)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Jackie Haller, MT (AMT)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Velez College Cebu, Philippines
Associates in Health Science Education from Velez College Cebu, Philippines
Certified through the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing School and American Medical Technologists

Tamara Deepe, MLS (ASCP)CM
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Chadron State College
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Natalie Waters, MLS (ASCP)CM
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Susan Linton, PBT (ASCP)CM, Phlebotomy Technician
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Destiny Utter, PBT (ASCP)CM, Phlebotomy Technician
Certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists

ASilenieks

Dr. Silenieks, Laboratory Director
Board Certified Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Dr. Silenieks oversees the TCHS lab department as part of Pathology Medical Services in Lincoln, NE.
For more information about Dr. Silenieks, visit Pathology Medical Services.