Reference Lab

Laboratory Directory

General Information

Telephone: 715-847-2136
Fax: 715-847-2930
Client Services: 715-847-2788 or 1-800-952-5883

  • Specimen Requirements
  • Test Results
  • Supplies
  • Courier Service
  • Test Cancellations/Add-ons
  • History and genetic testing forms
  • Informed consent

Anatomic Pathology

Consultations available 24 hours/day.
715-847-2130

  • Edgar Betancourt, M.D.
  • Tracy L. Cousins, M.D.
  • Sarah Sewall, M.D.
  • Fushen Xu, M.D.

Laboratory Administration

  • Laboratory Administrative Director – Deakin Washatko, MBA, MT(ASCP) 715-847-2000 ext. 72635

  • Outreach Supervisor/Compliance Coordinator – Jean Ernst, MT(ASCP) 715-847-2000 ext. 53130

  • Specialty Laboratory Supervisor/CLS Program Coordinator – Daniel Lockwood, MT(ASCP) 715-847-2000 ext. 52063

  • Laboratory Information Systems Coordinator – Mary Schwoegler, MBA, MT(ASCP)

Chemistry

  • Technical Director – Edgar Betancourt, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Phill Oettinger, MT(ASCP)

    • Blood Gas Analysis

    • Cardiac Marker Analysis

    • Routine Chemical Analysis

    • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

    • Thyroid Testing

    • Toxicology Testing

    • Tumor Marker Analysis

Coagulation

  • Technical Director – Tracy L. Cousins, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist– Jean Ernst, MT(ASCP)

    • Routine Coagulation Testing

    • Coagulation Factor Analysis

    • Coagulation Abnormality Studies

Flow Cytometry

  • Technical Director – Tracy L. Cousins, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Mary Kickbusch, MT(ASCP), SH

    • Immunophenotyping of Blood, Bone Marrow and Tissue

    • Helper/Suppressor Analysis

Hematology

  • Technical Director – Tracy L. Cousins, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist– Jean Ernst, MT(ASCP)

    • Routine Hematology Testing

    • Body Fluid Analysis

    • Special Staining of Hematological Samples

Immunology

  • Technical Director – Edgar Betancourt, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist– Phill Oettinger, MT(ASCP)

    • Antigen/Antibody Analysis

Microbiology

  • Technical Director – Fushen Xu, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Cindy Geiss, MT(ASCP)

    • Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity Testing

    • Parasitology, Mycology, Virology and Mycobacteriology

Molecular Diagnostics

  • Technical Director – Sarah Sewall, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Kate Buehler, MT (ASCP)

    • Infectious Disease

    • Genetics

Point of Care Testing

  • Technical Director – Sarah Sewall, M.D.

  • Laboratory Point of Care Testing Coordinator– Judy Smith, MT(ASCP)

    • Point of Care Device Testing 

Transfusion Services

  • Technical Director – Edgar Betancourt, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Candace Jenkins, MT(ASCP), SH, SBB

    • Blood and Blood Product Compatibility Testing

Urinalysis

  • Technical Director – Tracy L. Cousins, M.D.

  • Technical Specialist – Phill Oettinger, MT(ASCP)

    • Routine Urine Testing

    • Pregnancy Tests

Quality Assurance Program

ARL places strong emphasis on quality control, proficiency testing and other quality assurance initiatives. ARL participates in a number of external quality control programs. This, combined with an emphasis on employee competency testing assures that ARL results are accurate and reliable. Information on current test methods, including performance specification, is available upon request.

Laboratory Accreditations

  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) 17882-01

  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) 52D0395330
  • Certified Medicare provider

  • Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations