Sound Family Medicine offers laboratory services at all of our locations, including our walk-in clinics.
Many tests are run at our onsite labs, resulting in quick turnaround times for results. Please note that drug abuse testing and urine toxicology collections are available at our 31st Ave clinic and 10th St clinic labs only, Below, you will find a common list of tests and screenings we offer:
Urine Testing/Urine Toxicology(UTox)
A drug abuse test looks for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, MDMA, oxycodone, opiates and THC. A urine toxicology screen tests for all these substances as well as alcohol. We offer legal observed or non-observed chain of custody urine toxicology at our 31st Ave Lab. This testing is used for DOT, FAA, USCGS, court systems, law enforcement, attorneys, schools, and employers. Results for a urine test normally take 2 to 3 business days for legal chain of custody and about 2 days for clinical drug tests.
Adults with normal cholesterol levels need to be screened every five years. For those with borderline or high cholesterol levels, or with other medical conditions including diabetes or atherosclerosis, your provider may recommend more frequent testing.
Adults with high blood pressure should be screened for diabetes once a year. For your convenience, this can often be done at the time of a routine physical exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your provider and care team will provide instructions if fasting is required before a blood work. If you have been instructed to fast, drink nothing but water 10 to 12 hours prior to blood draw. You may take medication with water at this time.
This is still a case-by-case basis – please follow the instructions provided by your care team depending on the need for blood work testing.
Most lab tests only take 3-5 business days to process and result. Some tests can take longer depending on the test or processing location.
X-ray, ultrasound, CT (computed tomography imaging) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results are usually received at our office within five (5) working days after the test is performed. We will contact you by letter, phone call or mySFM with these results within ten (10) working days after the test is performed.
Results of testing performed at Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department are usually received at our office within five (5) working days.
Out-of-town ER visits, hospital or outside lab results are less predictable in reaching our office. Please advise us if there are tests you want us to review with you so that we can request them prior to your visit.
Many of our tests are done at our onsite labs, you can find those listed under the “Lab Hours” section on this page. For tests that cannot be done on-site, we partner with outside reference labs.
Tests that are completed through Sound Family Medicine will be billed to either you or your insurance company. Tests that are sent out to third-party laboratories will be billed separately by them. For more information on how we handle billing please visit https://www.soundfamilymedicine.com/billpay/