Lab Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment?

Most lab tests do not require an appointment. However, some tests do require scheduling. If you need sweat chloride screening or semen analysis, please call (517) 788-4980.

Should I fast before my lab test?

Some tests require fasting. These tests include fasting glucose and lipid profiles (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides). Please talk with your health care provider for specific instructions.

Can I request lab tests without a doctor’s order?

No. The State of Michigan requires that lab tests be ordered by an approved medical professional such as a doctor, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner.

For More Information

For more information on clinical lab testing, please visit Lab Tests Online.

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