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Prior to visiting Labcorp, you may want to ask your physician the following questions:
Sometimes special preparation is required to improve the accuracy of a test. This may involve:
If you are delivering a specimen to the lab, there might be special instructions for transporting the specimen. Your physician should provide you with written instructions for preparing for your test. Follow those instructions exactly as they are written. If you are not certain if special preparation is required, or if you have questions about the instructions you were given, contact your physician’s office.
If you did not follow the test preparation instructions you received from your physician, let the staff at the specimen collection lab know about this before your specimen is collected.
Sometimes, undergoing an unfamiliar medical procedure can turn out to be a tense, upsetting, or even frightening experience. If undergoing medical tests makes you or someone you care for anxious, embarrassed, or fearful, you can visit the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's Lab Tests Online for some general tips on how to make the sample collection experience less stressful. Click HERE or go to http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/features/coping/.