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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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My provider ordered tests. Now what?

When you need laboratory testing, convenience is important. With more than 60 locations, there’s a good chance we have a specimen collection lab close to you. Scheduling is easy to do online, but walk-ins are always welcome, too. 
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Get the order — either electronically or printed
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Schedule an appointment in MyGeisinger or walk into a lab
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See results in MyGeisinger or talk to your provider

Specimen collection instructions

Not sure what to do when you need to collect specimens at home? You can browse the helpful guides below.

Urine specimen collection

Urine culture and 24-hour urine specimen collection: Male & Female - English
Instrucciones de recogida de muestras de pacientes: cultivo de orina - Español: Femenina, Masculino

Stool specimen collection

Ova and parasites, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Culture (English)
Occult blood specimen collection (Hemosure iFOBT Test Kit): English
Para detectar sangre ocult en material fecal: Español 

Vaginal specimen collection

Track your health with MyGeisinger  

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Message your provider, see test results and schedule appointments.

Educational Opportunities

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Learn about our residency, fellowship and phlebotomy programs.

How to prepare for a blood draw 

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You have your order, but how else can you prepare?

COVID-19 testing information

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Have COVID symptoms and need a test? Learn your options.

Laboratory services at Geisinger

Our experienced laboratory team provides timely and accurate test results to make sure you receive the personalized care you deserve. We also offer:

  • Care you can trust: Our Laboratory Services department is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, assuring high technical standards and accurate results.
  • Convenience: With more than 60 locations and the option to schedule online, specimen collection is fast, easy and tailored to you.
  • Access to your test results: With the MyGeisinger patient portal, your health information is at your fingertips. Review your test results at your convenience, or message your provider for more information. 
  • Bloodless medicine: Our bloodless medicine program helps patients who can’t tolerate blood draws or use blood products due to personal or medical reasons. 
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