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2. An Anatomy of Medical Practice > Lab Sample Collection Before a Visit or Adm...

Lab Sample Collection Before a Visit or Admission Date

Although it might not seem an obvious fit, the next step after scheduling and before an actual visit or admission takes place is most often the collection of samples for lab tests. Depending on the type of visit scheduled, lab sample collection might be done at the practice or hospital or at a third-party lab service center run by a large lab company or a nearby regional hospital that offers third-party lab services. The results then come back via fax or electronically via a website. Most facilities complete only the sample collection, such as drawing blood (known as phlebotomy) on the outpatient side, with only very large multipractice groups operating their own full-service laboratories that perfor....


  

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