Advanced Clinical Testing

The laboratory at Madelia Health is equipped with state-of-the-art methodologies and equipment to provide clinical testing and blood bank/transfusion services. The laboratory is a High Complexity Testing Laboratory and is accredited by The Joint Commission*.

Additional services for our patients include:

Direct Access Lab Testing

If you do not have healthcare insurance, or if you have high insurance deductible and co-pays, you may find Direct Access to be an affordable way to get the information you need. No physician’s order is needed and no insurance will be billed.

Direct Access Lab is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way for you to receive lab tests. It is a health care resource that is open to the general public Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the lab at Madelia Health.

Direct Access Lab Brochure
Direct Access Lab Testing Form
Direct Access Fees

Outpatient Services

Do you have regular tests that need to be run? Most clinical testing can be done at our lab and sent to your provider for reading.

Occupational Drug Screen Collection Site

Employers that require pre-employment or drug screening can utilize the services of our laboratory:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random
  • Post-Accident

If interested please call the lab for more information at (507) 642-5213.

COVID-19 Viral Testing

Please call ahead and make an appointment at our Clinic: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone: (507) 642-5200.

Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes before your test.

Drive up testing is done weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.. Call the Clinic to request drive up testing at (507) 642-5200. Results will take 48 hours.. Patients will receive a phone call and results in the mail.

Urgent Care/Emergency Room testing can be done on the weekends if ordered by a medical provider.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Madelia Health is offering Coronavirus Antibody Testing for $100 via direct access (patient pays before testing). The blood test is to see if you have had COVID-19 previously, NOT to see if you currently have an infection.

Those who use an antibody test need to understand its limitations. Here is what you need to know prior to testing:

  • Testing should be done at least three weeks after all COVID-19 symptoms have resolved. It can take up to three weeks for antibodies to show up after infection, longer if you are immunosuppressed.
  • Antibody tests may be positive if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

  • False positives could mean that you have had another coronavirus infection, but not necessarily COVID-19.
  • Research is still ongoing as to whether a positive test means that you have immunity to COVID-19.
  • It may be necessary for some patients to have two tests to generate reliable results.
Drawing Blood

To be tested, please call the Clinic for an appointment with our lab at (507) 642-5200. Test results will be mailed to the patient and can take several days to process.

*The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards. It is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.