OUTPATIENT LABORATORY
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ULTRASOUND AND PLAIN FILMS
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
NERVE CONDUCTION TESTING
HOLTER MONITOR TESTING
MED HEALTH SERVICES


Pricing transparency gets cloudier as health care costs soar
 

Earlier this fall, Highmark Inc. paid Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute $581 for doing a nuclear stress test for a patient. The insurer compensated UPMC Monroeville $1,540 for the same procedure — a common measure of how well the heart is working — in another patient.

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Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute
200 James Place, 1st Floor
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412-372-2035 Fax: 412-229-1432
     
 

Laboratory Services

Certified Medical Chemistry Laboratory.


 

Whether it's a routine lab test, such as a Prothrombin Time, or a more technologically advanced test for detecting disease, such as the Fish Eurovision test, Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute provides patients with the convenience of a comprehensive laboratory-testing menu within our own outpatient facility. Our standard operating procedures place the patient's needs at the core of our outpatient practice.

 

Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute has built its reputation by providing the highest quality of care along with an extensive list of routine and esoteric testing to help our physicians diagnose, treat, and monitor disease in the comfort of our own office. Our diagnostic testing facility enables physicians to spend more time diagnosing and treating patients - leading to more effective and efficient patient encounters. This ultimately enhances the quality of care in our medical office.

 

All patient tests are performed at our local laboratory, located in Monroeville, PA. Our experienced, professional medical assistants and laboratory technicians provide the local and personalized account service that our patients deserve. Our staff is committed to providing a professional environment for each patient during the specimen collection process.



 

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Our state-of-the-art laboratory information system provides referring physicians with real-time, web-based access to test results.

 

Rapid turn-around time

Our physicians need dependable results quickly to properly diagnose and treat medical conditions. As such, our on-site laboratory allows us to emphasize a rapid turn-around time that typically has results back that same day or the next morning. Our medical laboratory is open 6 days a week, 24-hours a day and is available to all patients on a walk-in basis, regardless of insurance.

 

Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute strives to deliver superior quality laboratory services. Further proof to our commitment to quality is our active involvement with proficiency and certification programs:

  • Certified member of American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Laboratory Proficiency Program
  • Certified by Medicare, CLIA and OSHA
  • Certified by the PA Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories