To get lab tests, you need an order from a healthcare provider - like a prescription. You do not need to schedule an appointment.
Your healthcare provider should explain how to prepare, if necessary, but feel free to call with any questions about whether or how to prepare for the tests you need.
UHS healthcare providers will send your lab orders electronically. Off-campus healthcare providers can give you a written order or fax it directly to the UHS Lab.
If you need a test that cannot be performed at the UHS Lab, you don't need to go off campus. UHS will take your specimen and send it to our reference lab, Clinical Pathology Laboratories.
Lab Tests and Health Insurance
To protect your privacy, UHS bills health insurance only at your request. Please tell us at each visit whether you want to use health insurance. Depending on where the tests are performed, your insurance will be billed by UHS or by Clinical Pathology Laboratories.
Some health insurance plans cover lab tests only when they are performed at a "preferred laboratory," which is one that has a contract with that insurance plan. Contact your health insurance company to learn how your plan covers charges for lab tests. Your insurance card should list a toll-free phone number for customer service.
Charges and Billing
If you choose not to bill your health insurance, UHS Laboratory staff can tell you how much a specific lab tests costs. UHS will bill your What I Owe if you do not pay at the time of service.
For more information about billing charges and payment options, visit the UHS Cashier/Insurance Office in SSB 2.106 or call (512) 475-8394.