Routine Blood Draw
**LAB INSURANCE: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE COVERAGE BY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OF ANY LABS WE ORDER. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY BEFORE HAVING YOUR BLOOD DRAW/LAB TESTING PERFORMED TO FIND OUT THE FINANCIAL COST TO YOU FOR THE TESTS ORDERED.
Who can do the blood draw?
Routine blood draws are labs that the doctor runs through standard labs such as Labcorp & Quest. These can be done at a number of locations including the following:
1. Your Primary Care Doctor's office or other care provider
2. Specific Laboratory Draw Site (ie Labcorp, Quest etc)
3. Hospital Lab
4. Mobile Phlebotomy (see below for link & call ahead to ensure they can draw all the tests ordered)
5. 3rd Party Draw Site (ie Open Medicine Institute)
Follow the link below to locate a draw site near you
OPEN MEDICINE INSTITUTE (Open medicine's schedule for each location can also be found on their website)
NOTE: Some tests require same day processing such as CD57, Natural Killer Cells, C4A, Esoterix ISAC Panel. If these tests appear on your lab order it is recommended you arrive to your draw site by 11:30am so your draw can be completed by 12pm to ensure same day processing. These tests are generally only drawn Monday-Thursday each week.
Do I need to go to the lab on my lab order?
If the doctor has requested you get routine blood work done, it is preferred you take the lab slip to the lab noted on your requisition as some of the tests ordered may need to be run by that specific lab. If you cannot take it to the specific lab noted, or your draw site does not send out to those specific lab, please notify our office before going in for your lab draw so any changes in instruction or testing can be made to your lab order before the draw.
SPECIALTY TESTS OFTEN ARE NOT REIMBURSABLE BY INSURANCE COMPANIES NOR WILL THEY ALWAYS COUNT TOWARD YOUR DEDUCTIBLE. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE BEFORE TESTING.
Your doctor may order specialty testing on you as part of your diagnostic and treatment protocol. Instructions will be found in your patient portal. For convenience you may also find detailed instructions for the most commonly ordered specialty tests below.