On-Site Laboratory


1101 East Blvd
Deer Park, TX 77536

On-Site Laboratory Services
For your convenience and to ensure that we provide the most expedient service possible at Community First Emergency Room, we provide on-site laboratory services. We provide many different services because, at our emergency room, your health comes first!

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On-Site Laboratory Features

Rapid Covid-19 PCR Testing

Using a special nasal swab, a clinician is able to collect a sample of fluid or mucus from your nose. We  can test your sample utilizing the BioFire® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel to obtain results quickly in comparison to other testing methods.

In as little as 45 minutes, we can tell you if your symptoms are caused by coronavirus or another respiratory issue. Learn more about our Rapid Covid PCR testing.

Blood Testing

A blood test can reveal a wealth of information. From a blood sample taken from either a finger prick or extracted from a vein, we can analyze levels of potassium, sodium, urea, and glucose in the blood. Blood tests also measure cholesterol levels (HDL and LDL), platelet levels, blood clotting capabilities, hemoglobin levels, a white blood cell count, and red blood cell count. Overall health can be measured by analyzing the complete blood count.


Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing in Deer Park is done to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition in a patient. They can also be used to screen for certain conditions in people who are at increased risk for that condition, either due to genetics or lifestyle habits; to evaluate the effects of treatment, or to monitor the progression of a disease. There are a number of diagnostic tests available. Common ones include allergy testing, cancer tests, genetic testing, gynecological tests, lung and breathing tests and skin tests.

Since the ITC fire event, the fears of Benzene Levels from the fire affecting our community’s health have grown. Deer Park, Pasadena, and LaPorte issued Shelter In Place for extended periods of time. Community Health 1st has the facilities to access your healthcare related worries.



A culture is the propagation of microorganisms in a growth medium. It is used to detect and identify infectious processes in any tissue or body fluid. Blood cultures are done to detect an infection in the blood and to identify the cause. Infections of the bloodstream are commonly caused by bacteria, but can also be caused by yeasts, other fungi, or a virus.


Cardiac Enzyme Analysis

A cardiac enzyme test is performed to assess whether a patient is currently experiencing or has recently had a heart attack. It is often done if a patient comes to the ER with chest pains. It can also be used to check the functioning of the heart after bypass graft surgery or angioplasty.


Strep, Mono, and Influenza Tests

Strep throat, mononucleosis, and the flu are all potentially serious illnesses. The flu and mono are caused by viruses while strep is a bacterial infection. They present various symptoms that include fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, and headache. Strep and flu are usually tested using a swab taken from the mouth. Mono is tested using a blood sample.

  • Blood Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Cultures
  • Cardiac Enzyme Analysis
  • Strep, Mono and Influenza Testing

Do you have questions about the services that our emergency room provides? Call our office today. We put your health first at CH First Emergency Room

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