Operatinglab_escalante at seven convenient locations, the Cooper Clinic Laboratory Department performs lab services ordered by Clinic physicians as well as referring physicians. The laboratory is staffed by phlebotomists and medical technologists who are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Laboratory Certifications

This department holds a certificate of compliance from the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) issued by the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Health Facility Services. The laboratory is inspected on a regular basis to ensure that all regulations and specifications of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) are met.

Laboratory Locations and Hours of Operation

Main Clinic

6801 Rogers Avenue, 1st floor, Fort Smith
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fianna Hills Family Practice

9101 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
479-274-6000, 1-800-333-1305

Bailey Family Clinic

20 North Aster, Greenwood
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
479-996-4111, 1-800-333-1305

Paris Family Clinic

303 South 5th Street, Paris
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
479-963-2132, 1-800-333-1305

ProMed Main

6801 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
479-274-2400, 1-800-333-1305

ProMed Phoenix

4600 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
479-274-6900, 1-800-333-130

ProMed Van Buren

2521 Alma Highway, Van Buren
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
479-274-6800, 1-800-333-1305

Lab Results

Test results will not be released to any patient by lab personnel. Within two days of your lab test(s), the results will be made available to the ordering physician. Your doctor will review the results and notify you (unless other arrangements have been agreed upon). The results of studies sent outside Cooper Clinic to reference labs (Quest Laboratories, Mayo Medical Laboratories, Athena Laboratories, Mercy Fort Smith Lab, and Sparks Regional Medical Center Lab) may take longer to receive.

Patient Instructions

Click the links below for urine and stool specimen instructions. In you have questions regarding other lab studies, call the lab location that will administer your test.

Directions for a 24-hour Urine Specimen | Directions for Stool Specimen

Leaving a specimen

When you drop off a specimen at any Cooper Clinic lab location, make sure that the container is marked with your name, date of birth, and the name of the ordering physician. Also, please do not leave the specimen on an unattended counter; place it in the hands of a Cooper Clinic employee before you leave.

Fasting Required

The following lab tests require that you “fast” 8 hours before your blood is drawn. “Fasting” means that you do not eat or drink during that time period.

  • LDL
  • HDL
  • CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel)
  • BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)

Please Tell Us

If you have any of the following special conditions, please tell your phlebotomist at the time your blood is drawn:

  1. Allergy to latex products
  2. If your blood tends to clot quickly
  3. If you have an EDTA antibody