What to Expect
Visiting a clinical laboratory for diagnostic testing is a typical medical
procedure. Here you can learn more about what to expect when you visit
Jupiter Medical Center’s lab.
Where do I go for my test?
Jupiter Medical Center’s Outpatient Lab is located on the first floor
in the main lobby of the hospital (south side of the medical center.)
You will need to check in at the admitting office to complete the registration
process. The lab is located within the admitting department.
Do I need to fast before my test?
Some tests do require that you sustain from eating and drinking for several
hours before the test. Your physician will advise you on specific instructions
for your tests.
What will happen during the test, and how long will it take?
A phlebotomist, a health care professional trained and nationally certified
in drawing blood, will collect your blood and advise you on any other
specimens that may be necessary to collect. Patients are not required
to make appointments and are taken on a walk-in basis. Every effort is
made to get your testing performed in a timely manner.
Where are my specimens sent for testing?
Jupiter Medical Center Laboratory processes most of the lab tests. Associated
Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP) is our reference Laboratory.
ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader
in innovative laboratory research and development. A complete test menu
can be found at
When and how do I get my test results?
The tests that are performed in house will be available within 4 to 48
hours and faxed to the ordering doctor. Tests that are performed at our
reference laboratory may take three to four days. As soon as they are
completed the results will be faxed to your physician. Get instructions
on how to request a copy of your medical records.
Licenses and Accreditations
Jupiter Medical Center’s Laboratory is licensed by the U.S. Department
of Health & Human Services and is accredited by the following:
- College of American Pathologists
- American Association of Blood Banks
- Agency for Healthcare Administration
- Center for Laboratory Improvement Amendments