Labs

You may have received a script where your doctor has ordered blood tests necessary to continue to evaluate your care. Your doctor is recommending that you have these blood tests performed at a local LabCorp laboratory. Of course there are many laboratories you can choose to have perform the labs the doctor has ordered. However the doctors are recommending you have the tests they have ordered performed at a LabCorp location because, in our experience, they are the most efficient at getting the results back to the doctor as soon as possible. The doctors in this practice have no interest in or receive any remuneration from LabCorp.

There are many local lab Corp locations: in the Chester County area and LabCorp accepts most insurance plans.

What to expect when you arrive at the lab?

LabCorp staff will make the specimen collection process as safe, quick, and comfortable as possible while safeguarding your dignity and privacy. Labs are generally the busiest from opening until 10:00 AM. Unless you are required to fast, it’s best to schedule an appointment during off-peak hours. When visiting a lab, you should bring:

  • The LabCorp test request form from a health care professional requesting the laboratory testing
  • A current insurance identification card (Medicare, Private Insurance or HMO/PPO). Look up insurance carriers filed by LabCorp. Note: If you have a new Medicare card, please present it at check-in.
  • A photo ID (for example, a driver’s license or employee identification badge)
  • A health spending account card, credit card, or account debit card

How will this test be scheduled?

Walk-ins are welcome. Please note that not all lab locations offer all services. When visiting a lab, you should bring the LabCorp test request form from a health care professional requesting the laboratory testing.

What to Know Before You Go?
LabCorp patient service centers do not collect specimens for the COVID-19 swab test, which is used for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or meet the testing criteria established by the CDC. COVID-19 antibody test collections (blood draw) are available through our patient service centers, including LabCorp at Walgreens locations. This type of COVID-19 test is for individuals who think they may have had COVID-19 and do not have symptoms. Note: antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection.

Special Instructions to Prepare for your Test?

Take a look at your lab requisition form that you received upon check out. If fasting is required it will be noted on your form.

Next Steps Following my Test.  When do I get my Result?

Your results will be posted to the patient portal once received by the practice. If anything is abnormal or concerning you will receive a call from our staff to schedule a follow up with your physician.

Of course, should you have any questions regarding your lab orders please phone the office at 610-383-6033

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