Laboratory Services

Vials of blood from the laboratory services

Quick and Reliable Testing When You Need It Most

Across the state of Arkansas and for patients of all ages, Baptist Health Laboratory Services provides accurate, timely, state-of-the-art testing and results ranging from the most common to the most complex. We strive to be known for the reliability of our results and responsiveness to our patients and their families, as we share in the responsibility for overall patient outcomes.

Staffed by certified medical laboratory scientists and board-certified pathologists on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Baptist Health lab results are processed and ready for you and your doctor within a short turnaround time. In addition, Baptist Health Laboratory Services participates in multiple quality control programs, including proficiency testing exercises. The laboratory at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, Toxicology is accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the Blood Bank is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and all of our facilities are accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO) and the Arkansas Department of Health. Our lab reports out more than 4.6 million results annually.

Hepsin TAB Assay Testing

Baptist Health and Navaux offer Arkansans a blood test that can detect the earliest stages of cancer. This blood test, called a Hepsin test, quantitatively measures the levels of certain aggressive cancer-causing proteins.

Scientists at Navaux have developed the blood test using the protein Hepsin. If a tumor is present, high levels of Hepsin are likely to be detected in the blood draw.

Baptist Health is the first healthcare system to offer this test to patients.

The test is $99 and is due prior to service. You may call our Financial Counselor who will obtain demographic and payment information and can be reached at 501-202-2875.

Physicians may order this test through EPIC or by using TAB (Hepsin) Order form.

For more information please contact or call (501) 353-0014.

Job Opportunities in the Lab

There are many job opportunities in the laboratory such as physicians, Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Phlebotomist. 
MLT’s and MLS’s are highly skilled professional who perform tests on blood and other body fluids and operate and maintain state of the art patient testing equipment.
Baptist Health College Little Rock offers a Medical Laboratory Scientist program

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