UHS laboratory services perform a wide variety of tests to assist in the medical diagnosis and treatment of patients. Lab services are provided through a contract with UW Hospital and Clinics.
Lab requests must be ordered by a UHS clinician or an outside healthcare provider. An appointment may be needed for a provider to order the lab request, but no appointment is necessary to have lab work collected.
No appointment is needed for students who were ordered an antibody titer. Just drop-in to the 6th Floor Green Clinic weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm.
Lab results ordered by a UHS provider are reported in the student’s electronic medical record. Lab results are sent to the student via MyUHS unless the provider and the student have made other arrangements. Lab staff are not authorized to discuss these results over the phone.
For labs ordered by outside providers, the UHS lab will collect the ordered specimens and reports will be faxed to the ordering provider when tests are complete. The results will not be available in UHS medical records. The outside provider is responsible for communicating test results and for providing any related follow-up.
Most lab tests ordered by a UHS provider are fully covered by the student health fee. If the lab tests are required as part of a third-party physical or study-related requirements (e.g., antibody titers), there will be a fee.
If an outside provider (such as a hometown provider or a specialist) requests a lab for you, students are responsible for the cost. UHS will perform lab tests that are ordered by an outside provider.
Labs can be drawn at UHS; however, they are processed and billed through UW Hospital and Clinics. Students must be registered at UW Hospital and Clinics before outside lab work is completed.
- Call 608-262-1400 to register
- Have insurance and billing information available (Students should contact their insurance company directly to determine coverage for UW Hospital and Clinics).
- A student’s insurance company will be billed by UW Hospital and Clinics
Students must bring the lab order with them or have it faxed to the UHS lab at 608-262-0946. The order should include the ordering provider name, address, telephone number, FAX number, requested lab tests and diagnosis codes (for billing purposes).