The lab at Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers convenient locations to get blood work and other lab tests that were ordered by your doctor collected. These tests can be crucial for monitoring your health and diagnosing certain health problems.
St. Patrick Laboratory operates to promote safety and quality as well as providing accurate results. Highly trained pathologists oversee our lab; experienced lab aides draw your blood and clinical laboratory scientists and laboratory technicians perform lab testing.
For a complete list of the lab tests we offer, search the online lab test directory.
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Why do I need lab work?
Blood tests and other lab work provide useful information that helps your doctor diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions.
If you’re unsure why you’re having a particular test, we recommend speaking with your doctor. Lab staff are happy to answer questions about your test and how to prepare for it, but they may not know why your doctor has ordered the test.
Why must I fast before some lab tests?
Certain tests are sensitive to changes that occur in your body with digestion. For accurate results, it may be important to avoid eating or drinking anything but water before your test.
Fasting times vary depending on the type of test you’re having. If you have questions about whether or how long you should fast before a lab test, ask your doctor or contact us.
What should I do with my lab results?
Lab results are viewable in MyChart or a paper copy could be obtained from Hospital Information Management (HIM). To contact HIM call 406-543-7271. A copy of your results is also sent to your doctor. It can be helpful for you to keep a copy for yourself as well. This allows for future test results to be compared. If your test results are abnormal, it’s important to discuss them with your doctor.