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Kootenai Health Laboratory

Our laboratory team helps patients by facilitating tests on clinical specimens. These test results provide needed information about the health of a patient which helps lead to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.


Our Mission

We improve health one patient at a time in a friendly and professional culture committed to superior quality and safety.



Michael R. Harvey, MD

Pathology Medical Director

(208) 625-5812

Kathy Gemar, MA, MT (ASCP)

Director of Laboratory Operations

(208) 625-5855

Carolyn Gibbs, MA, BS, MT (ASCP)
Point of Care Manager

(208) 625-4218

Larisa Jensen, MLS (ASCP)CM

Core Laboratory Manager

(208) 625-5816

Cameron Michael, MBA, MLS (ASCP)CM

Core Laboratory Supervisor

(208) 625-4110

Lisa M. Johnson, MPA, MT (ASCP)

Blood Bank Supervisor

(208) 625-5815

Kiersten Graham, SM, MLS (ASCP)CM

Microbiology Supervisor

(208) 625-5838

Daphne Kaiser, PBT (ASCP)

Laboratory Support Services Supervisor

(208) 625-5802

Laura Marie Richards, PBT (ASCP)CM

Evening Phlebotomy Supervisor

(208) 625-5806

Specimen Collection Quick Guides:

Phlebotomy Order of Draw and Tube Information