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Diagnostic Laboratory

The Clinical Laboratory at Medical Associates is fully staffed with some of the most proficient lab technicians and phlebotomists in the industry. We strive to provide the best care and service for every single guest that comes in to our office. We not only collect specimens for testing by certified and experienced phlebotomists, but also nationally certified technologists process and evaluate many basic to moderately complex assays you can get at the big reference laboratories. Most days, your laboratory results performed inhouse will be available by the end of day to be reviewed by your physician, making taking care of you and your health faster, more convenient and efficient.

Laboratory Instructions

If you are having testing that requires fasting (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, lipid panel, glucose), please do not consume any food for 8 to 12 hours before coming for the test. Do NOT drink any coffee (if possible), tea, juice, milk or any liquids other than water. Do not chew gum, smoke, don't even exercise.

Please drink lots of water. Dehydration can cause difficult and possible multiple sticks. Please, when possible, refrain from using the bathroom 30 minutes before the tests. Some doctors require urine samples as part of your testing, and you will be given a cup to fill to the best of your ability.

Take your medications as prescribed, unless otherwise indicated by your physician. If you have any questions, please contact your friendly

atory staff at 770-479-5535, ext 280 or 278. Blood drawing starts at 7:30am until 4:00pm.