Monday, August 1, 2016

EIU Health Service Laboratory


The laboratory at Eastern Illinois University’s Health Service is located on the first floor of the Human Services Building in the South Quad. The lab is staffed by full-time certified medical technologists and phlebotomists.
AVAILABLE LAB TESTING
A wide variety of lab tests are performed at EIU Health Service Laboratory. Some specimens collected on-site at the lab are sent off-campus for testing. Physicians not employed by EIU Health Service may also order lab tests.
PROCEDURES AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • Blood glucose tests
  • Chlamydia tests
  • Complete blood counts
  • Drug tests
  • Flu tests A & B
  • GC tests
  • H. Pylori tests
  • Mono tests
  • Occult blood
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Rapid strep A screens
  • Sed rates
  • Sickle cell tests
  • Throat cultures
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine cultures
  • Yeast and BV
TEST RESULTS
Most laboratory results are available in 24 hours. Students may view their in-house lab results by visiting the MyHealth tab in PAWS or by logging in to the online portal. All laboratory results for student patients of legal adult age are confidential. No one, including parents, may obtain test results without written consent from the patient.
CHARGES FOR LABORATORY SERVICES
Most in-house laboratory tests are performed at a minimal expense to students. Laboratory services are primarily supplemented by the Health Service student fee and most charges are covered by Student Insurance. Tests sent to the reference laboratory are not covered and the student will be charged. Students may pay for laboratory services not covered by the student fee via cash or billed to the student’s university account.
TIPS FOR LAB PATIENTS
  1. Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to check in at the front desk
  2. Follow all instructions given to you by the lab tech during testing
  3. Let the phlebotomist/lab tech know if you have a history of fainting during blood testing
  4. Let the phlebotomist/lab tech know if you are nauseous, dizzy, or feel faint the day of your test
  5. Let the phlebotomist/lab tech know if you have given blood within the last 2 weeks
  6. Do not use throat lozenges prior to a throat culture; it may alter the results
  7. Do not touch the lab techs while they are performing a procedure
  8. Do not urinate prior to an appointment requiring a urine specimen
  9. Do not hold your breath while having blood drawn
  10. Remain still during a phlebotomy; arm movement may cause the needle(s) to come out
HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION
The labs hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM during the academic year. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8 AM to noon.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Health Service at (217) 581-3013, e-mail health@eiu.edu, or visit www.eiu.edu/health.

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