Tests and Results

Glucose and Cholesterol Tests

Blood sugar (glucose) test results

Patients with pre-diabetes often have abnormally high amounts of sugar (glucose) in their blood. Dia-betes doubles your risk for heart disease (depending on other risk factors). Blood glucose tests are used to determine your risk for diabetes.

Use this form to monitor your glucose test results.

Cholesterol (lipid) test results

Higher levels of cholesterol may increase your risk of heart disease, depending on other risk factors. Cholesterol (lipid) tests are used to estimate your risk for heart disease.

Use this form to monitor your lipid test results.

Understanding your tests

It can be difficult to know what your lab tests mean. Your physician or nurse may explain the results to you. Always ask them if there is something you do not understand.

You can also look at Lab Tests Online®, a public resource on clinical lab testing created by laboratory professionals.

Understanding your tests

Do I need to make an appointment for a blood test?

Most lab tests can be done without an appointment. However, there are some that require a scheduled time. Call your physician, or the Memorial location where you plan to go for your tests, if you have questions about an appointments.

Do I need to fast before I have my blood drawn?

You may need to fast before your test. Ask your physician or nurse what you need to do. Always fol-low all directions you are given to prepare for a lab test.

What do I need to bring when I have my blood test?

You should bring:

  • A copy of the order for the test (your physician’s office gives this to you)
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards

Who will do my blood test?

All tests will be done by a member of the clinical laboratory team at Memorial Lab Services. We work with pathologists (physicians who specialize in lab services) to make sure your tests and results are the highest possible quality.

How can I see my blood test results?

The MyHealth@Memorial patient portal is a secure, easy way to view your medical information. It is a free, online, personal health record that you can manage.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?

Contact the Patient Financial Services Center.