About Lab Tests

For Identifying & Treating Conditions

When you're sick, sometimes 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 blood sugar, cholesterol levels 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. For more comprehensive lab work, you can expect to go to our lab located on the main floor of United General Medical Center. View information that may help you prepare for your lab test(s).

Lab Results

The provider who ordered the lab will review the results and will let you know if you need any follow-up care based on what was shown. View information on Understanding Your Lab Results.

Preparing for Tests

For some diagnostic tests, you may need to prepare ahead of time. Learn more about tests of all kinds in our online health library.

Catalog of Medical Tests