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Laboratory Services

Contact us at (805) 893-2687 for any questions regarding the laboratory.

Fax: (805) 893-7153

As part of your health care delivery team, it is our goal to provide quality laboratory services for all students.

Lab result waiting times:  Results for lab tests can take anywhere from a 15 minutes to several days depending on the test.  Results are reported to your clinician.  Please note that the lab does not give out results directly to patients.

Fasting instructions:  if you are instructed to fast before your test, please be advised to follow the instructions below:

  • Do not eat for 12 hours -this includes food, juice, coffee or tea.  Blood sugar (glucose) testing requires only an 8 hour fast.
  • Only water is allowed when fasting

Services Provided:

Phlebotomy (blood draws)

On site testing: many lab tests are performed on site in Student Health. These include:

  • Strep screens
  • Complete Blood Counts
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Mononucleosis testing
  • Yeast infection testing
  • Skin and nail scrapings for fungus
  • Stool tests
  • Microbiological cultures for pathogens in the throat, urine, superficial wounds

Reference laboratory testing (a full range of laboratory testing is available from our reference labs)

Test orders: Tests can be ordered from our Student Health providers or your outside licensed providers.  We prefer you have outside orders delivered to us before you come in for testing so we can enter your orders and review them for accuracy.  

take extra care to draw your blood.

Laboratory staff are trained professionals.  Our lab is staffed by:

  • Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technicians

The lab is inspected and licensed by the State of California.  Our accrediting agencies:

California Department of Public Health

American Proficiency Institute