What Is fasting?
Fasting requires that you NOT eat or drink anything 12–14 hours before your lab test. However, contrary to popular belief, water consumption is allowed and encouraged. All medications should be taken as usual.
Do I Need to Fast?
Certain tests (such as glucose or a cholesterol panel) require fasting. Please consult with your doctor before visiting the laboratory.
Do I Need an Appointment?
Appointments for routine lab work are not necessary. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why Do I Need to Register Each Time I Visit the Laboratory?
Even though you may have registered before, we must ask you to register each time to avoid any billing errors caused by inaccurate or out-of-date information.
Will My Insurance Cover My Laboratory Tests?
Saint Vincent Hospital accepts several insurance plans. However, because coverage varies from plan to plan, we recommend you contact your insurance provider for complete details.
When Will My Doctor Get My Test Results?
Routine tests are performed in our laboratory and will be completed and reported to your doctor within 24–48 hours.
Can I Get a Copy of My Results?
A copy of your results can be obtained through the medical records department at Saint Vincent Hospital. You’ll be required to sign an authorization release. Please allow 7–10 days to process your request.