In-house laboratory provides rapid and accurate test results

Paul Gierl, MD

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Paul Gierl is a Pathologist and our Laboratory Director.

Arif Khan, PhD

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Arif Khan has been our Lab Manager for years and has worked tirelessly to create a Laboratory culture of responsibility and accuracy.

ZMC Toxicology Lab Services & Forms

ZMC Toxicology Lab Services

Our growing laboratory is equipped to handle most of the diagnostic testing required by our Medical Staff.  We also have strong relationships with other prominent local laboratories for the tests we are not yet equipped to perform.

System Diagnostic SERVICES

EKG/ECG services at ZMC

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If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or a racing heart, your provider may recommend an EKG. Many patients have an EKG right in their provider’s office, while some may be referred to a medical facility that specializes in diagnostic technologies. An EKG tracks the electrical activity in your heart and shows:

  • Damage to the heart
  • How fast the heart is beating
  • Effects of drugs or assistive heart devices
  • Characteristics of the heart chambers
  • Abnormal electrical activity (arrhythmia) in the heart

What happens during an EKG?
Patients lie on a table and have patches or pads placed on their chest, arms, and legs. These pads are connected to a machine which reads the heartbeats and electric activity of the heart. The data is recorded digitally or written on a paper by the machine. The procedure usually takes only a few minutes. Medications can alter the results of an EKG so be sure to tell your provider At ZMC  if you are taking any drugs. If your experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms schedule today or walk-in at ZMC get an EKG/ECG done ASAP.

Pulmonary Function | Pulmonary Test

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Pulmonary function tests, or lung tests, check how well your lungs are working.  They check for lung disease, lung problems and how well a treatment is working. 

What are pulmonary function tests?

Pulmonary function tests measure how much air your lungs can hold, and how air moves in and out of your lungs. At Zmc, you provider may offer a variety of pulmonary tests to check how well your lungs function. There are two types of tests:

  • Spirometry measures how quickly air moves in and out of your lungs.
  • Plethysmography checks lung volume, and involves sitting or standing in an airtight booth. Patients breathe in and out of a mouthpiece.(currently not available)

Reasons for a pulmonary test

Sometimes pulmonary tests are done as part of a routine physical exam.  They are also done if your healthcare provider is trying to diagnose a breathing problem that includes: 

  • Chronic lung conditions like asthma, bronchitis or emphysema
  • Allergies 
  • Infections in the lungs
  • Asbestosis