The Syracuse Area Health Laboratory is easily located in the heart of the new facility. It serves the Hospital and Medical Clinics, in addition to numerous physicians from the surrounding areas. The Laboratory provides 24-hour coverage for routine and emergency services. Ninety percent of all laboratory testing is performed at the Clinics or at the Hospital. The other ten percent is sent to Labcorp and other reference laboratories.
Our hours for outpatient services are Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. & Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please pre-register with the Hospital business office the day prior.
The Syracuse Area Health Wellness Lab allows patients to have confidential lab testing performed at reduced prices on a cash or credit card basis. The Wellness Lab provides a valuable service to our patients and the community, specifically targeting those with high deductibles or no insurance. Results are mailed to the patient and will not be turned in to insurance or given to their healthcare provider. Call 402-269-7636 to schedule a wellness lab appointment. Appointments are made for Tuesdays and Fridays between 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A physician’s order is not required to have testing performed.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
COVID-19 RT-PCR Available
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CBC - Test panel that can indicate infection, leukemias, lymphomas and anemias
Lipid Panel - Test panel that includes cholesterol, triglycerides, good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL)
CMP - Test panel that checks glucose, sodium, potassium (electrolytes), liver function (AST, ALT, ALK Phosphatase) and kidney function (BUN and Creatinine)
TSH - Test to measure thyroid function
Microalbumin - Urine test to screen for possible kidney disorder or early kidney damage associated with hypertension or diabetes
Fasting Requirements: Nothing to eat or drink, except water, for 12-14 hours. Medications may be taken, unless they are required to be taken with food. No alcohol for 24 hours prior. All tests on blood include an additional $5 draw charge.
Are the results confidential?
Absolutely. We respect your privacy and maintain confidentiality. You are the only one who receives the test results.
Will I be able to understand the results?
Yes, all test results include the normal reference ranges and abnormalities are indicated. We recommend you see your healthcare provider to discuss results outside of normal ranges.
Will my physician receive a copy of the results?
No, you will receive the only copy. Since we deal directly with you, no one else will receive copies from our facility. We recommend taking the results with you when visiting your healthcare provider.
What if I receive an abnormal result?
Laboratory test results may vary depending on age, sex, time of day sample is taken, diet, medications, and the limits of modern technology. A single test or group of results cannot guarantee good health, just as an abnormal result does not necessarily indicate disease. We strongly recommend you discuss the results with your healthcare provider.
Who can I contact if I have questions about the results?
You should contact your healthcare provider with questions concerning the test results. If you do not have a healthcare provider you can contact the Syracuse Clinic or Weeping Water Clinic for an appointment.
Why do I have to pay in advance for my lab tests?
Paying in advance reduces administrative expenses and keeps Wellness Lab Prices low.
Is this covered by Medicare or Insurance?
No, laboratory testing performed under the Syracuse Area Health Wellness Lab Program is not covered by Medicare or Insurance.