New Vision Medical Laboratories provides general and specialized testing to Lima and the surrounding areas. Each of our laboratories integrates academic, scientific, and technical strengths to provide state of the art clinical assays in a CAP/CLIA facility. Our services are used by hospitals, physicians, and public health agencies to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases. Our test directory includes current information about tests available, collection and transportation specifications, test notes, reference intervals, pictures, and forms.
For assistance in interpretation of test results call customer service at: 419-226-9021 for a Pathologist or a Technical Representative
New Vision Medical Laboratories Facilities
The New Vision Medical Laboratories facilities at St. Rita's Medical Center, Joint Township Distric Memorial Hospital, and Van Wert County Hospital are 24-hour, full service, computerized laboratories providing a comprehensive range of Clinical Pathology services including Coagulation, Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Immunology, Immunochemistry, Immunohematology (Blood Bank), Microbiology, and Toxicology. Specimens for Anatomic Pathology are received at all locations and are processed at the New Vision Medical Laboratory at the St. Rita's facility.
The laboratory at the Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center is a 24-hour, limited service facility offering limited on-site testing in Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, and Coagulation. Specimen collection for tests not performed at PCACC is provided.
The laboratory at the Delphos Ambulatory Care Center is open only during hours of operation of the center and provides a limited test menu designed to support the Urgent Care services of the center. Specimen collection for tests not performed at DACC is provided.
The laboratory at the Institute for Orthopedic Surgery provides limited on-site testing for the patients at IOS and phlebotomy services for testing performed at NVML-SRMC.
The laboratories at Eastside and Westside Urgent Care provide limited on site testing for patients at the facilities and specimen collection for testing performed at NVML-SRMC during the hours of operation of the Urgent Care centers.
The laboratories at Lima and Celina Oncology provide limited on site testing for patients at the facilities and phlebotomy services for testing performed at NVML-SRMC.
All of the laboratories are under the medical direction of Board Certified Physician Pathologists who are available for consultation at any time. Administrative, technical, and support functions are performed by a staff of approximately 130 employees, including Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Histology Technicians, Phlebotomists, and other support personnel.
Our mission is to:
Note on Medical Necessity
While physicians must be able to order any test which they believe is appropriate for the treatment of their patients, they must be aware that Medicare, Medicaid, and other federally funded healthcare programs will only pay for services that are determined to be "reasonable and necessary" under section 1862(A)(1) of the Medicare law. The Office of the Inspector General takes the position that any physician who orders medically unnecessary test to be billed to Medicare/Medicaid may be subject to civil penalties for fraud and abuse. Physicians must be advised that they should only order those tests which are medically necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of their patients when reimbursement will be sought from federally funded healthcare programs. All orders for screening tests on Medicare/Medicaid patients must be accompanied by an Advanced Beneficiary Notification.
For employment opportunities, please visit the Mercy website for New Vision job openings.
Biennual Review by:
Dr. Matthew T Kuhn
Laboratory Medical Director
Reviewed on April 20, 2019