Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa North offers a full range of laboratory, pathology and radiological services. Most services are available seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Laboratory services are provided by professionals who registered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the most distinguished certifying agency in the United States. All testing is performed under the supervision of board-certified pathologists. Samples for tests not included in the extensive range of laboratory testing at Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza is transported by courier to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa to be examined by the Saint Alphonsus Hospital Lab or flown the same day to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Pathologists examine frozen section biopsies on-site at Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza. The lab is one of only 4,000 labs certified by the College of American Pathologists in the U.S. Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza is also certified by CLIA.
Full-Service Radiology Center
Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza offers an on on-site, full-service radiology center. Services include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, mammography and general radiology. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa radiologists oversee and review all radiology procedures at Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza.
The Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza MRI unit is an open design that is especially accommodating to claustrophobic and obese patients who cannot comfortably use smaller machines. The Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza CT scanner is a fast 4-slice unit. Advantages of the 4-slice unit include less radiation exposure, quicker procedures and advanced electronics giving superior images.