WMH Curtailing Lab Services in Hamlin
(Honesdale, January 12, 2021)…Effective immediately, Wayne Memorial Hospital is temporarily closing laboratory services on Saturdays at the Hamlin Family Health Center. Lab services will still be available Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 3:00pm at the facility, 543 Easton Turnpike (Route 191) in Hamlin.
The temporary closure is due to staff re-allocation primarily to meet increased demand for COVID testing. Wayne Memorial is now performing close to 1,500 COVID outpatient tests per week at its Wayne County Fairgrounds site in Honesdale. Services there recently expanded to include Saturday mornings. Wayne Memorial offers PCR (polymerase-chain-reaction) tests, which are considered the “gold standard” as they offer the most accurate results available for COVID-19. The tests are sent to LabCorp for analysis.
For more information about Wayne Memorial’s COVID-related services, visit COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org)