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  • Hospital and Clinical Laboratory

    The UK laboratory offers adult and pediatric blood drawing and urine testing services through UK HealthCare. A written doctor's order or lab requisition is required for testing to be performed. Results are available through your physician's office. An appointment is not necessary for routine services.  

    Fasting is often required for lab test accuracy. This generally means you should not eat or drink anything but water after midnight the day of the test. Check with your physician for specific information.

    If your physician has ordered sweat chloride testing, a test for cystic fibrosis, it is to be scheduled by the physician's office. This testing is performed Monday through Thursday. Please call 859-257-3519 for more information.

    Lab locations: 

    Kentucky Clinic South
    2400 Greatstone Point
    Ground floor
    Lexington KY 40504
    Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Phone: 859-257-8111
    Pediatric blood collection: Yes
    Registration: 1st floor

    Good Samaritan - Professional Arts Center Diagnostic Center
    135 Maxwell Street
    First floor
    Lexington, KY 40536
    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.
    Phone: 859-226-7200
    Pediatric blood collection: Yes 

    Kentucky Clinic
    740 S. Limestone
    Second floor: Room E206
    Lexington KY 40536
    Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Phone: 859-257-3519
    Pediatric blood collection: Yes
    Registration : Wing D first floor,
    across from Pharmacy

    Good Samaritan Hospital Laboratory
    310 S. Limestone
    First floor
    Lexington KY 40508
    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    Phone number: 859-226-7090
    Pediatric blood collection: Yes 

    Gill Heart Institute, Cardiology Clinic
    800 Rose Street
    Room G135
    Lexington KY 40536
    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

    When arriving at the hospital or clinic to have your blood drawn:

    • Check in at a registration desk or your doctor's office to present insurance information and pick up written lab orders.
    • Go to the blood drawing station and check in at the desk.
    • Present a lab requisition or written doctor's order

    Urine test instructions

    If your physician orders urine testing, please follow these procedures to ensure accurate results:

    Care after blood has been drawn

    Blood Drawing Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to register every time I have my blood drawn; don't you already have that information on file?
    UK HealthCare wants to ensure that we have your current insurance information so that you are not billed unnecessarily.

    Why do you need to copy my insurance card?
    UK HealthCare needs this information in order to bill your current insurance company.

    Why do you ask for my date of birth?
    Your name and date of birth are compared to the information on your lab requisition and are used to verify your identity.

    Will insurance cover my lab tests?
    If UK HealthCare is a participating provider with your health plan, your out-of-pocket costs are usually limited to co-payments, co-insurances and/or other deductibles. We recommend that you contact your insurance company/health plan if you have questions regarding your benefit coverage or how your services will be covered.

    Whom should I call with billing questions?
    You may receive separate bills for services received at UK HealthCare: one for professional fees (services provided by a pathologist) and one for hospital fees (lab tests). Each billing area has a separate customer service phone number:

    • Professional fees (physician billing): Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, Inc.  
      859-257-8618
      1-800-967-2131 (toll free)
    • Lab Tests: UK HealthCare Patient Accounts 
      859-257-8111
      1-800-288-2779 (toll free)

    Can you send my test results to more than one physician?
    We will send your test results to the physician who ordered the test. We can send the results to another physician if requested at the time of collection and the following information is provided; name, address, phone number, fax number.

    Can I come by to pick up my test results?  Can I have them faxed to my home?
    The blood drawing stations cannot release results directly to patients. The laboratory can release test results only to your doctor or to another doctor if requested by your physician.

    Where can I get my test results?
    Laboratory or pathology test results are available from the office of the physician who ordered the test.

    Additional patient information:

    Customer service

    • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - 859-257-2178 
    • UK Good Samaritan Hospital - 859-226-7040 

    Links

    UK Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

    Accreditation/Licensure



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