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Laboratory Patient FAQ

Frequently Asked Patient Questions 

Q: How do I find out more about my test?
A: Visit Lab Tests Online® is a web-site which provides information on clinical laboratory testing. The site is a collaborative effort of professional societies, which since 2001 has helped millions of users learn more about their tests in order to discuss them with their doctors.

Q: How do I donate blood?
A: Thank you for your interest in donating blood. Your donation will save lives. For more information on blood donation please visit the Michigan Blood website:

Q: What if I need a blood transfusion?
A: To answer this and other questions please visit the Michigan Blood website:

Q: How do I donate my own blood for my upcoming surgery?

Q: How can I have drug testing performed on my child?
A: Minor children, those who are under the age of 18 years:

  • A physician must order the drug screen.
  • The parent or guardian is required to be present at the time of collection in order to sign for the minor.
  • To schedule your appointment, please call the Lakeland Scheduling Line at 269-556-2810 or 800-791-2810.

Q: My future employer requested that I have a drug test done prior to the start of my employment. What do I need to bring with me to your facility?
A: If your future employer requests a drug test prior to employment please call the Lakeland Scheduling Line at 269-556-2810 or 800-791-2810. Please bring the following information and/or paperwork with you:

  1. The company name, address, contact person, and telephone number of the future employer.
  2. A list of the drugs to be tested.
  3. Any paperwork or forms you may have received from the future employer regarding your drug testing.

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