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Convenient Laboratory Services
One Medical Group offers our members on-site laboratory services on a walk-in basis, with no need for an appointment. Our staff will put you at ease, draw your blood and collect other specimens in an anxiety-free environment, and get you on your way quickly. After we receive and review your results, we will promptly email you with our interpretation and a copy of the report.
Your health care provider will order the specific tests you need based on your age, your medications, your overall health status and the amount of time since your last set of blood tests. Young, healthy individuals may only need blood tests every five years, while patients with active medical issues may need tests annually or even more frequently. If you are interested in having specific tests performed, you can discuss them with your provider in the office or via email before coming in to have your blood drawn.
Some tests are accurate only if you have been fasting before having your blood drawn. If your provider tells you that you need to fast before your tests, then you should not eat food or drink anything besides water for a minimum of 12 hours prior to the test. You may take medications during this time, and you should drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated and help make your blood draw easier.
Like all medical tests, STD tests are strictly confidential. If you know you were exposed to HIV or viral hepatitis, you should speak with your physician immediately to discuss early preventive treatment options.
Insurance plans vary, and your coverage depends on your specific policy. While most tests are covered by insurance, you may want to contact your insurance carrier to ensure coverage before having your test done.
“I was expecting to go in and be called into the exam room by a nurse and then only see (my doctor) for the typical 5 minutes you normally see an HMO doctor, but I was in the room talking with her about my health for the entire time I was at the office.” — A.S., New York City
“It's pretty cool to have a doctor who isn't rushing you out the door once the acute issue is addressed. Never before in my adult life have I actually had meaningful conversations with doctors.” — Kurt F., San Francisco