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Timely, Accurate Medical Testing

Medical testing is a key component of providing accurate and effective healthcare. At El Centro Regional Medical Center, doctors rely on a full-service testing facility staffed with Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Pathologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and various other highly-trained professionals to provide the insight needed to help patients get better. The lab is staffed 24/7 in case of emergencies.

Some of the lab tests we offer are:

  • Blood and body fluid analysis
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Culturing and antibiotic sensitivity
  • Virus identification
  • Blood donations and storage
  • And more

Our detail-oriented lab technicians efficiently help our patients get a diagnosis from their medical team, and they are committed to getting fast results with short turnaround times.

Accreditation

The Robert J. Westcott Memorial laboratory at ECRMC is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), making it one of only 7,000 medical laboratories to hold such a distinction. CAP is made up of Board-certified pathologists and is a world leader in Clinical Laboratory Quality Assurance. The Robert J. Westcott Memorial laboratory is the only medical lab in Imperial Valley to hold this accreditation.

The ECRMC lab also utilizes Process Excellence® (PEx) processes to streamline lab systems, reduce errors, and present patients and doctors with the most timely and accurate lab results possible.

Courier Services

The ECRMC Laboratory also offers courier services for patient convenience. These couriers are specially trained to handle medical specimens and are available in El Centro, Brawley, Calexico, Holtville, and Imperial, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact El Centro Regional Medical Center Labs

ECRMC offers lab services at 3 convenient locations:

Main Campus Laboratory Hours
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
1415 Ross Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243
760-339-7100

Calexico Laboratory Hours
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
495 Birch Street
Calexico, CA 92231
760-482-5000

El Centro Outpatient Clinic Laboratory Hours
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
385 W. Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
760-482-5000

Please contact your local lab testing site for further information. To get a COVID-19 test with results in 24 hours, contact us today.

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