Laboratory

The kind of test you don’t have to study for

To ensure the fastest possible care for our patients, we offer expert diagnostic testing at our full-service lab. We can:

See your home health care provider, get tested here

We accept testing orders from any licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Ask for your orders on office letterhead or a prescription form with your provider’s signature. We are only able to collect outside provider lab orders during the weekdays (Monday-Friday).

We can collect your specimen, but lab tests from outside orders are performed at the IU Health Pathology Lab. Lab services performed for outside orders will be billed separately either to you directly or to your insurance company.

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We offer fast, confidential STI testing

Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) initially show few if any symptoms. If you sexually active, have a new partner, or change partners since you were last tested, or suspect you may have been exposed, please make an appointment to consult with a medical provider. Together you can decide upon appropriate testing that may be necessary.

 

What to expect

We provide testing and counseling in one convenient location, and we can treat you if needed. There is no single test for every STI. However, we can test for a number of STIs, including:

  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea (don’t urinate for an hour before testing)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis
  • Trichomonas
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What to know about lab tests

If your health care provider has ordered a laboratory test, that test may include a blood draw, urine collection, or swab collection. Your provider will prepare you by explaining what type of test is being done. You will also be given instructions for collection, if needed, in the laboratory.

Any detailed questions about your laboratory test, such as what is being tested or why it is being done, should be directed to your provider.

Not all laboratory tests are performed by the Student Health Center's Lab. Tests not conducted in-house will be sent to the IU Health Pathology Lab and are billed to the patient's insurance separately by that lab.

If your provider has instructed you to return at a later time and/or to be fasting for your test, do not eat or drink anything besides water for 10 to 12 hours prior to coming to our laboratory. Take your medications as scheduled unless otherwise instructed by your provider.

If you feel faint or have had trouble with blood draws in the past, please let the person taking your blood know prior to the blood draw.

The lab is located on the main (2nd) floor of the Student Health Center next to the pharmacy. If you go to the lab immediately following an appointment with your provider, please check in with the person at the laboratory desk.

If you are instructed to return to the Student Health Center at another time for a lab test, please check in at the cashier’s station located on the main floor before coming to the lab.

Your health care provider will instruct you on how you will receive laboratory results—in person, by phone, on the web portal, or in another manner.

If you were seen at the IU Student Health Center and were instructed to wait on your laboratory tests, please wait in a designated waiting area for the results.

Laboratory staff are not permitted to tell you your testing results.

Patients needing laboratory testing and services completed by a reference laboratory will be billed by the reference lab, even if the specimen was collected at the Student Health Center.

If you have questions about insurance coverage, call our business office at 812-855-2575 prior to your laboratory test. Unfortunately, the Student Health Center is not able to bill Humana Health Plans for lab tests.

Although we appreciate your business, you’re not required to use our laboratory. Please inform your provider of your preferred lab.