Pullman Family Medicine provides some lab services in the office. In addition, several test specimens are drawn or collected here and then sent to an outside laboratory or pathologist for processing. You will receive a separate statement of charges for services provided outside our office. An example of these services would include: Laboratory charges, pathology for special tests ordered, specimen evaluation, etc. Please ask the clinical personnel assisting you, if you have any questions about where your tests or specimens will be sent.
Depending on the type of lab testing you will be getting done, it may be necessary for you to plan ahead to ensure that you are able to fast if necessary. Fasting for the purpose of a lab draw means that you do not eat or drink anything but water 12 hours prior to your blood draw. If you have concerns about this restriction please discuss in further detail with your healthcare provider.