Clinical and Lab Resources
Providence St. Patrick Hospital’s clinical laboratory is staffed with pathologists and experienced technicians with extensive expertise in all aspects of laboratory medicine. Our lab professionals are available to answer questions about laboratory testing, medicine and pathology.
Find what types of lab tests are offered at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in the Laboratory Test Directory.
Why do I need lab tests?
Your medical provider may order lab work to help diagnose, treat or monitor your health because lab tests provide information that cannot be found on a physical exam.
Why am I asked to fast before some lab tests?
Some tests are sensitive to changes that occur during digestion and are most precise when comparing results while fasting. The length of fasting depends on the type of test. For example, blood sugar tests can be done after a six-hour fast but a blood test for triglycerides or a lipid profile requires a full 12-hour fast.
What should I do with my lab results?
It is best practice to keep a record of your lab results in order to compare future tests. If a lab result is abnormal you should discuss causes of the abnormality with your physician.
My provider ordered lab tests. Where do I go for testing?
The lab is located on the 2nd floor of the Broadway Building at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor of the Broadway Building. Exit the elevator and turn right. A large sign is in the middle of the hallway with directions to lab testing.
To view or save a copy of Providence St. Patrick Hospital's Clinical Laboratory Improvement Ammendments Certificate of Accreditation (CLIA), click here.