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Throughout our lives, the laboratory touches many aspects of our healthcare. Many of the tests conducted occur frequently, whether we are healthy or already diagnosed with an illness. The lab tests described here will help guide you through your healthcare journey as the it explains the most common lab tests, what the purpose is, and how it can inform your healthcare.

Questions to ask your doctor about laboratory tests

  • Do I need to fast before my tests?
  • Is the lab in-house or are certain tests conducted elsewhere?
  • When can I expect my results?
  • Where can I get a copy of my lab results?
  • Are you looking for specific results?
  • Are there any follow up tests?
  • If I have any questions about my results, who can I speak to?
  • If I am diagnosed with something serious, can I speak to my Pathologist who diagnosed me?