For Identifying & Treating Conditions
Sometimes when you're sick, the cause of the problem isn't obvious. Your provider may ask you to give a sample of blood or other fluid to be tested for infection, virus or other indicator of the problem.
When you're healthy, your doctor may recommend lab tests periodically to determine your cholesterol levels, iron or other key health measures. By knowing your numbers, you can decide whether you need to make lifestyle changes to improve those numbers and your overall health.
Lab Tests at PeaceHealth
Some types of labs may be done at your provider's clinic during your visit. View information that may help you prepare for your lab test(s).
The amount of time it takes to get the lab results back will depend on the test. It usually takes one to two weeks. You can view your results online using My PeaceHealth.
The provider who ordered the test will review the results and will let you know if you need any follow-up care. View information about Understanding Your Lab Results.