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Getting your lab work/blood work

If you are planning to schedule your physical, please inform our office staff. There are a multitude of steps that need to occur to ensure you lab orders arrive to the lab and the results arrive back to our office before your appointment.  Ideally, your results are available at the time of your visit. 

With that in mind, PLEASE get your labwork done as soon as possible.  Go to the most conveniently located Patient Service Center of the lab that your insurance company covers.  We order labs from Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp.   or

Expect to NOT fast. 

Note: New research has shown that performing NON-fasting routine labs will equally predict cholesterol values compared to fasting (1).

*We hope this allows you to get your blood drawn done at a time that is most convenient for you rather than first thing in the morning.  

If it happens to be necessary for you to have fasting labs performed, our staff will let you know.  And you will be expected to neither drink, or eat, for 8-10 hours prior to your lab draw.  You may drink water and/or black coffee/tea  (no sugar, no milk, etc.). 

  1. Mora S, Chang CL, Moorthy MV, et al. Association of nonfasting vs fasting lipid levels with risk of major coronary events in the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial–lipid lowering arm. JAMA Intern Med. 2019; 179(7): 898-905.

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