Tests, Labs & Imaging

Diagnostic Laboratories

Patient Information: Preparing for Your Test

Your doctor's office will let you know if you need to prepare for a test. Please carefully follow the directions given.

If you're nervous about having your blood taken, or if this is your first blood test, we welcome you to share your concerns with the technician. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and to explain each step in the process. Please feel free to ask questions if you do not understand.

If the person taking your blood had trouble the last time, please tell the technician. Our staff are highly trained and will do their best to make your appointment run smoothly.

You cannot get sick from having your blood taken. We follow strict safety guidelines. Needles, tubes, and holders are only used once and discarded.