Laboratory Services

LabInsideLaboratory 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.

Lab Test Explanation Approximate Processing Time
CBC w/AutoDiff Complete blood count 20-30 minutes
DMV Physical (free for Faculty/Staff only)    
Chlamydia   5 workingdays
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