Laboratory Services Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Question 1: What do I need to bring when I come in for my test?
  2. Question 2: What will happen after I arrive for my test?
  3. Question 3: Do I need to do anything to prepare for the test?
  4. Question 4: How do I get my results and when can I expect to get them?

 1. What do I need to bring when I come in for my test?

Answer:

  • The laboratory test request form (order) from your physician.
  • A photo ID (drivers license).
  • A current insurance identification card.
  • Your specimen if your physician informs you to collect it before your visit.
  • A few tests require you to make an appointment. Please check our list (Appointment Required Lab Tests) or ask your physician.

Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

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2. What will happen after I arrive for my test?

Answer: After you complete the registration process and arrive at the Lab with your paperwork, you will need to provide a specimen to be analyzed. Depending on the test to be performed, the specimen will be one of the following; blood, urine, saliva, semen or a sample of stool. In some cases you may be bringing the specimen with you or one of our Lab Assistants with take you to a location to collect the specimen. You can be assured that our staff will do our best to make the specimen collection process as safe, quick and comfortable as possible.

3. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

Answer: Some laboratory tests will require special preparation to improve the accuracy of the results. Some tests require fasting or avoiding certain medications and supplements before the test. Your physician should provide written instructions for preparing for your test. If you are not certain what you need to do prior to the test you can call your physician or one of our locations.

4. How do I get my results and when can I expect to get them?

Answer: The physician who ordered the test or a member of his or her office will contact you regarding your test results. Depending on the complexity of the test being performed, it could take hours or days before your results are available. Ask your physician when he or she expects your test results and how long you should wait before contacting their office for the results. 

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