Our hospital lab provides timely information that can help with diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Lab tests can reveal the presence or absence of infections, abnormalities, or imbalances in the body that may affect the patient’s health and well-being. Lab tests can also monitor your response to medications, therapies, or interventions. Lab services at a hospital are essential for ensuring quality health care and patient safety.
Our lab specialists provide fast, accurate and reliable test results 24/7, so you and your doctor can begin discussing a care plan without delay
Answers to common questions about our Lab services
Your doctor will collaborate with our expert laboratory technicians and pathologists to interpret your test results and will talk with you about what they mean. As a Intermountain Health patient, you can view your results through the patient portal. Download our Intermountain Health app or click the Sign In link at top right corner of this page.
Many tests don’t require you to do anything in advance. Others may require you to fast or follow other instructions. Fasting usually means no eating or drinking anything after midnight on the night before the test. Your doctor will let you know if you need to do anything to prepare for your test.
You may be asked to collect a urine or stool specimen at home to drop off. Your doctor will provide you with a special container and let you know the best way to collect the specimen.
Please be sure to bring a form of ID and your insurance card.
If you are having a blood test, a phlebotomist (a person who draws blood) will use a needle to take a sample of blood. In most cases, blood is drawn from a vein in your arm, so wear clothing that allows access to your forearm. Some of our labs offer special technology to help phlebotomists see your veins, resulting in safer, more accurate blood draws.
Our labs are accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Many labs also hold awards and designations, as well as accreditation by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest accrediting body in healthcare. This means your care comes first.