Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Laboratory is a full-service laboratory accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists. It is under the direction of a board certified pathologist and is staffed with two full-time pathologists, Registered Medical Technologists, and other lab professionals who all assist in the diagnosis and proper management of the patient.
The laboratory actively participates in a nationally certified Inter-laboratory survey program whereby we are evaluated in relationship to Laboratories nationwide. Collection and handling, verification of patient identity, and specimen processing prior to analysis are given prime consideration. Validity of the data obtained from the specimen is highly dependent upon the excellence of laboratory staff technique, to include proper operation of equipment, use of high quality reagents, and adherence to a rigid quality control program.
Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Laboratory discovered a new and rare strain of Salmonella. The strain was named Salmonella cochise, stereotype 18:b:1,7. This strain has been confirmed and recorded by the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control), and was forwarded to the International Center in Paris, France.