While the majority of lab tests may be collected without an appointment there are very few which require a scheduled time.
It is always best to ask your doctor if fasting, or other special requirements, are needed for your lab test.
There are hundreds of blood tests that can be ordered by your doctor. Many times a lab test is needed in order to determine a specific diagnosis or assist your doctor in determining if you might be at risk for a certain illness. Example: diabetes or high blood pressure.
The turnaround time of your blood tests can vary but many tests are completed and reported to your doctor within 24 hours.
The MyHealth@Memorial patient portal is a secure, easy way to view your medical information. It is a free, online, patient-managed personal health record.
The clinical laboratory team at Memorial Lab Services is a team of professionals with education in a variety of science-related areas. Clinical laboratory testing is performed by Clinical Laboratory Scientists (Medical Technologists) with four years of education and Clinical (Medical) Laboratory Technicians with two years of education. Pathologists oversee the quality of the laboratory testing to ensure compliance with regulatory standards governing the laboratory. There are also other scientists (chemists, microbiologists), laboratory assistants and phlebotomists.