Patient Instructions

  • Please check with your insurance company to make sure your outpatient lab services are covered if performed by Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital.
  • Please bring your physician orders and insurance card.
  • Fasting is required for the following tests:
    Lipid profiles
    Prolactin
    Glucose tolerance
    Vitamin B6
    Any other test if specified by your physician
  • Fasting patients require a 12-hour fast, small amounts of water only.
  • Medications should be taken as instructed by your physician.

Once You're Here

  • Please report to the Registration Desk if you are having anything more than blood work done, located just to your left when you enter the main entrance.
  • Please have your physician orders and insurance card handy.
  • You will be asked for your Social Security number.
  • Once registered, you will be asked to have a seat until called for your lab work.
  • We try to keep your time spent at BSA to less than 30 minutes, from registration to completion of your lab work.

Lab Results

  • Most testing is done onsite so that routine chemistry, coagulation, hematology and urinalysis results are normally available the same day.
  • Bacterial cultures can take anywhere from 48-72 hours, depending on the organism growth.
  • Tests not frequently requested are forwarded to a reference laboratory. These test results are usually available in three to five days.
  • Preliminary results are available as the work is completed.
  • Critical results are called in to your physician immediately.
  • All results are delivered to your physician.