Patient Preparation

Once your physician orders laboratory testing, AIM Laboratories’ staff members can assist you with any questions you may have about testing preparations. Our hope is that your experience with us will be as smooth and pleasant as possible.

AIM Laboratories wants to make your lab test as easy as possible with conveniently located facilities and hours of operation that work with your schedule.

What should I expect when I have a lab test?

Rest assured that AIM Laboratories staff members will make your specimen collection process as safe, quick, and comfortable as possible while protecting your dignity and privacy.

Your physician can tell you what test is being performed, why the test needs to be done, what you can expect the procedure to be like, when you can expect to hear about your test results, and how the test results will affect the course of your care.

Do I need to do anything special to prepare for a lab test?

At times, special preparation is required to assure the accuracy of a test. This may involve:

If you are bringing a specimen to the lab, there might be special instructions for transporting the specimen. Your physician should provide you with written instructions for preparing for your test. Follow those instructions exactly as they are written.

If you did not follow the test preparation instructions you received from your physician, let the staff at the specimen collection lab know about this before your specimen is collected.