Bigfork Valley Laboratory provides essential support services to the hospital; the Scenic Rivers Health Services medical clinics in Bigfork, Floodwood, Northome and Big Falls; and
long term care facilities in Bigfork, Kelliher and Northome. The lab has in-house analysis capability in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis,
immunology and blood bank. The lab also provides cryogenic storage of fresh frozen plasma and tissue samples for use by the Surgery Center.
Bigfork Valley Laboratory has an offsite location at the Floodwood clinic where lab orders may be filled locally for all medical facilities. No appointment is necessary.
Much of the high-tech equipment within the lab is automated and directed by orders entered into the Meditech LIS (computer system), increasing the accuracy and consistency of results.
Seasonal visitors to the Edge of the Wilderness area are able to use the laboratory for monitoring their coumadin and other medication levels during their stay. Laboratory results are faxed to their personal physician.