Laboratory Services

As part of the routine assessment of the patient with a suspected rheumatologic condition, the laboratory evaluation is an indispensable tool for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment and disease activity. Vanguard Rheumatology Partners offers the convenience of in-office laboratory services. Blood and urine specimens are collected in the office and immediately sent to either Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp, depending on which of the two laboratories is in-network for your health insurance plan.

Laboratory test results

Depending on the test performed, most tests are completed and reported within about 24 hours of the laboratory receiving the sample for testing. Certain tests take several days to a week. Results are discussed at a follow-up visit unless other arrangements are made during your initial visit. However, you will be contacted prior to your follow-up visit if there are any results requiring immediate attention. After your visit, you may request a copy of your test results to keep for your own records.

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