Laboratory services are available during regular Health Services hours of operation. Most lab tests performed in-house are free of charge (see below); tests which need to be sent to an outside lab are billed at a discounted cost, and payment is expected when they are ordered.
Health Services laboratory is fully accredited through the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation, and accreditation.
Health Services is constantly striving to lower laboratory test costs wherever possible.
Free weekly HIV Testing (finger prick, results in 10 minutes) is available Fall through Spring quarter.
|NO-COST LAB TESTS|
|Lab Test||Explanation||Approximate Processing Time|
|CBC w/AutoDiff||Complete blood count||20-30 minutes|
|DMV Physical (free for Faculty/Staff only)|
|Glucose, Whole Blood||Detects sugar level in blood||15-30 minutes|
|Influenza A/B||Checks for 2 strains of the seasonal flu||45-60 minutes|
|KOH||Skin scraping to test for yeast and fungi||45-60 minutes|
|Manual Differential||Examines cells in the blood||30-45 minutes|
|Microscopic Exam-Direct||20-30 minutes|
|Microscopic Urinalysis||20-30 minutes|
|Mono Test||Tests for Mononucleosis||20-30 minutes|
|N.gonorrhoeae||5 working days|
|Nasal Smear for Eosinophils||Test for allergy||30-45 minutes|
|Occult Blood 1, 2 or 3||Tests for blood in the stool||20-30 minutes|
|Pinworm Exam||20-30 minutes|
|Pregnancy Test||10-15 minutes|
|Rapid Strep||Determines strep throat||20-30 minutes|
|RPR||Tests for syphilis||done every Friday|
|Sedimentation Rate, Manual||Test for inflammation||1 hour|
|Stool for Polys||Test for white blood cell count||20-30 minutes|
|Strep Screen||24 hours|
|Urinalysis Culture & Colony Count||24 to 48 hours|
|Urinalysis Screen||15-20 minutes|
|Wet Mount||Test for yeast, trichomonas, fungi and clue cells||15-20 minutes|