OUTPATIENT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:
Outpatients and individuals dropping off collected specimens must proceed to Registration before going to the Outpatient lab.
Laboratory testing requires a written order including the following information:
1. Patient’s name
2. Patient’s date of birth
3. Date tests ordered
4. Required tests
5. Provider’s signature
Drop-off specimens must also include patient’s insurance and demographic info (in addition to the items listed above)
Oral orders must be followed within 48 hours by a written order with all the required information. Personnel receiving an oral request are required to repeat back the entire order.
Standing lab orders expire in 6 months and a new standing order must be submitted if your provider wishes to continue testing.