Laboratory Services for Patients

Laboratory Services for Patients

Do I need to make an appointment to have my blood collected?
Some Guthrie locations require an appointment. Take a moment to call the Guthrie location to confirm availability.

Should I drink water prior to blood collection?
Yes. Water hydrates your veins. Hydrated veins are easier to find and collect blood from.

Do I need to fast before my blood test is collected?
Fasting means you cannot eat or drink anything for approximately 8-12 hours prior to blood collection. You may drink water or black coffee only. You do not have to fast unless your doctor has ordered a fasting test. Two common tests that often require fasting are glucose (8 hour fast) and lipid panels (12 hour fast).

When will my test results be available?
Many test results are complete within 24 hours however there are numerous tests that take several days to complete due to the complex nature of the tests. Such tests include surgical tissue specimens and bacteria cultures. Lab results are available in eGuthrie after your provider has reviewed your tests.

Do I need to bring anything with me to have my blood test?
If your doctor is not a Guthrie provider, a paper laboratory requisition will be required and current health insurance information.

How do I get a copy of my lab results?
Your laboratory results are available from your eGuthrie account. If you have questions regarding your test results, please contact your ordering physician.

How can I find out if my laboratory orders are on file?
Please contact your Guthrie phlebotomy office who will be able to view your laboratory orders.

Who do I contact regarding a laboratory bill or a bill from Quest Diagnostics?
Please contact the Guthrie Billing office via your eGuthrie account or by calling the office direct at 1-800-836-9990.

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