OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Illinois

Outpatient Lab

How to prepare for your lab test

Lab test tubes

  • Please notify a staff member if you have a latex allergy or feel faint.
  • Because testing differs for each patient, ask your physician for instructions on how to prepare for your lab work.
  • Fasting is frequently necessary before having blood drawn. Commonly ordered fasting tests include fasting blood glucose (fast for six to eight hours); lipids including cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL (fast for 12 to 14 hours); gastrin (fast for 12 hours); folate (fast for 12 hours).

Getting your results

If you have signed up for an OSF MyChart account you can view your laboratory test results online. 

In most cases, your laboratory test is available to your physician within 24 to 48 hours.

Please keep in mind that your doctor’s office may need additional time to incorporate the report into your personal medical record.

Location & Hours

Practice Name Address City Phone Today's Hours
1100 E. Norris Drive Ottawa (815) 431-5211

6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Open for another 10 hours 41 minutes