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Woman's Outpatient Lab

Woman’s offers a full-service, on site laboratory for the convenience of our patients. With a particular emphasis on OB/GYN and neonatology, Woman’s performs over 400,000 tests a year. Be assured that your procedures are performed by trained medical professionals and analyzed by specialized pathology experts.

Woman’s works alongside members of the Pathology Group of Louisiana, a 14 member specialty group with board certification in GYN and breast pathology, cytopathology, molecular pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, ophthalmic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and dermatopathology.

Location

Woman’s Outpatient Lab is located on the Woman’s campus in the Physician Office Building, located at 500 Rue de la Vie, on the first floor in Suite 105. You may also enter the Physician Office Building through the hospital 1st floor.

Hours of Operation
Woman’s Outpatient Lab

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, closed

After hour lab work and specimen drop-off
Patients are asked to go to Woman’s Admitting Department which is located in the hospital’s main entrance. You will be escorted to a waiting area to receive care.

  • Monday through Friday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Procedure Specific Hours

Blood specimens are collected during regular lab hours.

Rhogam injections are administered Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Glucose Tolerance Testing: Glucose Testing Information [pdf]

  • Two hour fasting glucose test: Testing must begin before 10:00 AM
  • Three hour fasting glucose test: Testing must begin before 9:00 AM
  • One hour PPS glucose test
    • If fasting, testing must begin before 10:00 AM
    • If not fasting, testing must begin before 9:00 AM

Procedure Specific Patient Instructions

Frequently Asked Q&A

What Information do I need to bring with me to the lab?

  • A completed order form or "script" from your doctor
  • Your insurance card and information
  • A photo ID
  • Any papers your doctor instructs you to bring to the appointment

How long will my visit take?
We make every effort to make your visit as quick as possible, and patients are served on a first come first served basis. If there are no other patients ahead of you, it will generally take 15 to 20 minutes to complete your paperwork, registration and collect your blood specimen, if indicated.

Do I need to make an appointment for lab work?
No appointments are needed for lab work as Woman’s provides service a first-come, first serve basis.

Do I need to fast?
Your physician's office will give you instructions and any special preparations needed for your testing. Please check with your physician.

Tests that are affected by your diet, such as blood sugar or lipids (Triglyceride, Cholesterol), generally require that you have nothing to eat or drink for 10 hours prior to having your blood drawn. However, it is usually allowable for you take any prescription medications with a small amount of water. Please check with your physician.

How long should I fast?
If your doctor did not tell you how long to fast, then you should not eat or drink for approximately 10 hours prior to the test. Fasting means you should not eat or drink any liquids except for water.

When will my lab results be ready?
Most routine tests results will be received by your provider the day after the tests are performed. However, certain tests, such as Glucose Tolerance, may take several days to be completed and those results will then be sent to your doctor's office.

How do I get a copy of my lab results?
All laboratory results are sent to the physician requesting the tests. Please contact your physician who ordered the tests, or the Woman’s Health Information Management office at 225-924-8127.

Who should I contact with billing questions?
For questions regarding your Woman’s bill, please contact us at 225-924-8106.
For questions regarding a professional services bill from the Pathology Group of Louisiana, call 225-769-9993.