Lab Recommendations at Family Medicine Associates
Once your provider has ordered laboratory blood work for you, you may come to the lab anytime between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM – noon on Saturday.
A “fasting lab” means you do not eat or drink for at least 10 hours prior to your lab draw. Black coffee, black tea or water is fine. You may also take daily medications before your fasting lab.
Family Medicine Associates will perform some lab tests ordered by specialists outside of our practice as a convenience to our patients. The labs will be limited to specific tests within the expertise of our lab personnel.
Due to the complications of billing for labs ordered by outside physicians, FMA will not file with insurance for these labs. However we will offer our patients our discounted cash pay price. Family Medicine Associates will perform these lab tests as a convenience to our patients, all questions or concerns related back to the tests should be addressed by the ordering physician.
Most non-urgent labs are returned to the office in 5 business days. However, some tests can take more time. Your nurse can give you an accurate time frame on when your specific tests or labs will be returned to the office.