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Southeastern Med’s Brick Church Road Campus
Directions to Laboratory Drawing Site
Park in the lot closest to the building in the Patient/Customer Parking Area
Enter the facility through the Main Entrance and proceed through the waiting area to the Reception window immediately in front of you.
The receptionist will contact the Laboratory associate who will treat all customers in turn–”first come, first served.”
Brick Church Road Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Southeastern Med’s Main Campus
Directions to Out-Patient Registration / Laboratory Area
Park in the “Yellow Lot”. This will be the first parking lot you pass after you enter SEORMC from Clark Street.
Enter the Medical Center through the Main Lobby entrance and follow the hallway to the visitor elevators.
Take the elevator to the Ground Floor.
The volunteer desk will be straight in front of you when you reach the Ground Floor. The volunteers at the desk will be able to assist you from this point.
Main Campus Out-patient Hours
Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
We do not have routine outpatient hours on Sunday or holidays.
Special arrangements can be made for off-hours registration and test collection at the Main Campus.
Please call the Laboratory in advance to make these arrangements.
Fasting Tests - There are times that your physician may order tests that require you to go without eating or drinking for a period of time, otherwise known as fasting. These tests include Lipid Profile, triglyceride, and HDL cholesterol among others. Normally, you should not eat or drink for 10 hours prior to having blood drawn for these tests. Your doctor will advise you about fasting for tests she or he has ordered.
Medication Levels - Some medications that your doctor prescribes need to be monitored periodically, among these are heart medications such as Digoxin, anti-convulsant medications such as Dilantin, and blood thinners such as Coumadin. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how long to wait to have your blood drawn after taking your medication, typically you should wait 4-6 hours.
Insurance Information – In order for our Registration Clerks to get you registered quickly and correctly, please be sure to bring your insurance card.
Physician’s Order – Your doctor will give you a Laboratory requisition indicating what tests you are to have done, along with other information for Laboratory use. Federal regulations that guide the Laboratory require that we receive this order before we register you, the patient.
Roughly 20-25% of the work performed in the Laboratory is Quality Control (QC) testing. This is testing that is done to assure that the results we report are accurate. Two of the primary methods of QC employed by the Laboratory include:
Commercial QC Material – This is material produced by an outside manufacturer. The manufacturer performs testing on samples taken from large batches of this material and a statistical analysis is made of the results. When we receive the QC material we also are given a range of expected results, our results should fall in this range. If our results fall outside the expected range we will investigate the problem, and we do not report any patient results until we have found and corrected the problem.
Proficiency Testing – There are special organizations that provide us with “blind” specimens. These specimens are tested by a large number of different Laboratories and the results are returned for evaluation. The results that we obtain are compared to all other Laboratories that have performed these tests and we receive a “pass” or “fail” score. These scores are forwarded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a branch of the Federal government that monitors Laboratories. If we would consistently score less than 80% on a particular test, we could no longer perform that test.