You must have a script from our office to have your lab work done at FMC. If you already have a script, you do not need to make an appointment. Simply come into the office during the lab hours. If you do not already have a script, book an appointment and the provider will write the script.
Please note: Some labs require fasting. This is because the lab is meant to measure your base levels; and eating or drinking can affect those levels.
Which labs require fasting?
Blood sugar (glucose) and lipid/cholesterol require fasting.
What is fasting?
Fasting means you cannot have anything to eat or drink for the 12 hours before the lab is drawn EXCEPT water and black coffee (NO CREAM OR SUGAR).
At the time of your lab, schedule a follow-up to discuss the results. You will be given a hard copy of the lab results at the time of your follow-up visit.
Lab results are NOT given over the telephone, both to ensure privacy and because medical follow-up is typically necessary.
If you have a lab kit, call the lab that sent the kit to find out where it can be processed.