County Health to offer lab work

By: Scott Witten - switten@s24508.p831.sites.pressdns.com

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Health Department will begin providing a walk-in lab service called “Labs 2 Go.”

The new service, which begins on Monday, will allow any resident to be able to come and request labs from the Scotland County Health Department standing order, or submit a physician’s order for labs.

Patients must be 18 years or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian who gives consent.

Those requesting labs will be asked to provide the name of their primary care physician. Those without a primary care physician, will be provided with a list of physicians in the area that are taking new patients.

Officials with the Health Department say they will not diagnose, interpret, or recommend any treatment based on laboratory testing that is performed/or collected at the facility. Results will be faxed to the primary care physician listed by the patient at the time labs were requested.

If a primary care physician was not provided at the time labs were requested, the results will be available for pick up at the Scotland County Health Department.

Lab results will be ready typically two to three days after collection.

There is a charge for services that will be determined by LabCorp, the facility doing the work.

For information on the Labs 2 Go service, contact Erica Hall, Laboratory Services Manager at the Scotland County Health Department at 910-277-2440.

Scott Witten

switten@s24508.p831.sites.pressdns.com

Reach Scott Witten at 910-506-3023

Reach Scott Witten at 910-506-3023