Clinical Testing


Laboratory services are open to the public. Most testing requires a written order from a physician. The order must contain all appropriate diagnosis information as well as the:

  • Address
  • Doctors name
  • Fax number
  • Phone number
  • UPIN (out of town MD's)

Lab Tests

The Graham County Department of Public Health also offers the following lab tests, which do not require an order from your physician.

Wellness Panel

$40 Wellness Panel - Includes the following tests:

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel)
  • Lipids (Cholesterol and Triglycerides)
  • TSH (Thyroid)

Additional Tests

Other tests that do not require an order from you physician include:


  • Hemocults
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Lead Screen
  • Pregnancy test (urine)
  • RPR (Syphillis)
  • Sickle cell
  • Urinalysis


  • Glucose
  • Lipid Profile
  • Wellness Panel

These services can be ordered by one of our Public Health Nurses. Our nursing staff has written standing orders signed by our Medical Director. The nurse will assess patients seeking to have any of this lab work then will determine if the lab work is justified.

Reference Labs

Testing not performed within the local laboratory will be sent to a reference lab. Quest Diagnostic and the North Carolina State Lab are our primary reference labs. Other labs may be used as needed.