Our Services — Laboratory Services
The lab at Women’s Health Consultants is staffed by highly professional individuals with special skills and expertise who use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high-quality laboratory services.
We provide lab tests in house to help our providers diagnose and treat our patients. Among some of these tests are fingerstick and venipuncture glucose and hemoglobin tests, full urinalysis dipsticks, and routine urine protein/glucose dipsticks on OB patients. Urine pregnancy tests, rapid strep tests, urine microscopic, wet preparations, and fern tests are also available on site.
On a daily basis we perform numerous blood draws for tests that we do not perform at our laboratory. We use a reference lab to do that testing for us. In addition to what we do as a laboratory, we provide stat lab services for emergency situations. We also hand out urine collection containers for 24-hour urine collections, and we honor outside lab test orders from other clinics. Please note that you need to bring those orders with you at the time of your appointment or have them faxed prior to your visit.
If you need to make an appointment for fasting lab tests to be drawn, you can follow these simple rules prior to your blood draw:
- Fast for at least 8 hours. This means eating nothing after midnight the night before your visit, including no black coffee, tea, gum, or candy. Water is permitted.
- You are allowed to take vitamins and medications as prescribed.
- Brushing your teeth is allowed. Be sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly. Do not swallow toothpaste.
If you have any questions regarding our lab services, please call our main number: 612-333-4822.