Can you draw additional labs for me?
Yes we can, but there may be some exceptions.
Please bring the lab slip from your other provider. This insures that the results will get back to the ordering physician. Not all of our offices have access to couriers to all reference labs, so your lab work may go to our reference lab. This may only be an issue if your physician is monitoring a specific test.
Occasionally if it’s a test with special collection requirements we may have to refer you to another collection station.
Do I need to be fasting for blood work ordered by an Interlakes Physician?
In most cases you do not have to fast for any test that we order at Interlakes.
How long do I have to wait for my lab results?
Each of our labs is equipped with a Coulter hematology analyzer. We are able to give your doctor results of your CBC (complete blood count) within a minute. Your doctor will then determine if your blood counts will allow you to receive chemotherapy on the same day.
I just had labs drawn for another doctor, can you use those results?
We will make every attempt to track down recent lab work. If it was not the tests that we need or it isn’t current enough, we will have to redraw you.
What kind of training do the lab techs have?
All of our lab technicians have many years of experience. Most have degrees in laboratory science. All are either certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or Licensed Clinical Laboratory Techs by New York State.
Interlakes Oncology and Hematology has met all criteria by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrates continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site survey. Interlakes Oncology has earned COLA accreditation as a result of long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.