The laboratory is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year to ensure that the region’s diagnostic needs are always provided. You can call the lab at 907-443-3216.
Our mission is to provide our patients, stake holders, and healthcare providers with timely and accurate laboratory results using state-of-the-art technology and experts in the field. To receive and treat all our patients in a way that is culturally sensitive, with compassion, and respect for traditional values.
Our vision is to evolve along with the most recent advances in laboratory medicine. We will continue to educate and promote our tribal members about the best labor services available, focusing on hiring and training local talent and mentoring Alaskan students. To mentor healthcare providers concerning the most efficient laboratory test to diagnose, treat, and monitor diseases. Our objective is to improve village and interdepartmental education and communication while continuing to provide opportunities for all NSHC staff and Bering Strait Communities.
✓ Cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values
✓ Scientific Knowledge
Our Laboratory is Joint Commission Accredited and the Unalakleet Sub-regional Clinic as well as our 14-village clinic’s Point of Care testing are accredited by COLA.
The laboratory supports an inpatient unit consisting of 16 beds, an outpatient clinic, Quyanna Care Center (Long Term Care Facility), and an on-site 24-hour Emergency Department. Fifteen village clinics and village health services are supported by the laboratory which provides point of care testing consistent with the hospital program. Specimens from the village clinics are sent to our lab daily. The laboratory participates consistently with the rotation of outpatient specialty clinics to facilitate best patient care.
We employee Admin Assistants, Laboratory Drivers, Phlebotomists, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Point of Care Technicians & Assistants, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Laboratory Scientists/Medical Technologists, a Laboratory Informatics Specialist, a Point of Care Administrator, an Administrative Laboratory Director, and a High Complexity Laboratory Director.
We run a wide variety of laboratory tests in-house with the help from our instruments: BD Affirm, BD BACTEC FX40, Beckman Coulter IRIS iQ200 Series, Beckman Coulter MicroScan autoSCAN-4, BioFire FilmArray, Cepheid GeneXpert System, Diesse MINI-CUBE, DYNEX DS2, Meridian Alethia, Meridian Revogene, Roche cobas 6000, Roche cobas 6800, Roche cobas c 311, Sysmex CA-660, Sysmex XN-550, along with multiple manual testing kits from varies vendors. Any test that cannot be done in-house are sent to our reference labs.