At Touchpoint Pediatrics, we have a basic laboratory in our office that allows us to perform certain simple tests immediately, such as rapid strep tests, rapid flu tests, urinalysis, and fingerstick glucose. However, there may be times that your child might need more extensive bloodwork done. In that case, your doctor will give you a lab request form and direct you to take your child to one of the local free-standing blood-testing laboratories. Generally this would be either Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp, which are the two major local laboratory companies that participate with most major health insurance carriers.
In general, your specific health insurance company would determine which of these labs they would prefer you to use in order to receive full insurance benefits. Links to the respective insurance lists are given below.
If you have any question regarding which lab to go to, please contact your insurance carrier.