Laboratory Testing

The Medical Services laboratory is able to provide many tests onsite such as urinalysis, rapid strep, pregnancy, and flu. Other tests ordered by your provider, including most blood work, are sent to an outside laboratory. The outside lab returns the results to your Medical Services provider who will share them with you via secure message on the Patient Portal.

Only tests ordered by Medical Services can be performed by the onsite lab.

If an off-campus provider requests lab work from you, please have the specialist draw the labs during your off-campus medical visit or schedule a visit with an in-network facility that is covered by your insurance.

Eligibility

All students who have paid the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee are eligible to use the Medical Services lab. There is no cost to students who have enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.

Students with outside insurance, for example those who remain on their parents’ insurance, will receive a bill sent to the primary insurance holder and can submit that bill to the insurance provider.

Getting Started

For students on the Columbia Plan: Labs ordered by Medical Services providers will be drawn onsite and billed directly to Aetna Student Health.

For students on other insurance: Please verify that Lab Corp is an in-network laboratory prior to having blood work done at Medical Services lab. If it is not, please schedule a visit with an in-network facility that is covered by your insurance.

There are currently no walk in Lab services.

Laboratory Hours

During the Academic Year

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During Summer Recess

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you need an X-ray or other imaging studies, your Medical Services provider will refer you to Westside Radiology or Columbia Doctors (various locations). Once results are available, we will follow up with you.

When off-campus specialists request additional lab tests, please have the specialist draw the labs during your off-campus medical visit or schedule a visit with an in-network facility that is covered by your insurance.

Last reviewed: 6/11/2024