Prior to visiting the Lab, you may want to ask your physician the following questions:

  • What test is being performed?
  • Why does the test need to be done?
  • What type of specimen is needed for testing (blood, saliva, urine, semen, stool, hair)? When can I expect to hear about my test results?
  • How will the test results affect the course of my care?

Sometimes special preparation is required to improve the accuracy of a test. This may involve:

  • Fasting (not eating any or certain foods) for several hours or even overnight
  • Drinking more or less water than usual
  • Avoiding certain medications or vitamin and herbal supplements prior to testing.

It is important to talk to your doctor about the medications you are currently taking (including supplements and other over-the-counter medications) before making changes prior to having laboratory tests performed.

If you are delivering a specimen to the lab, there might be special instructions for transporting the specimen. Your physician should provide you with written instructions for preparing for your test. Follow those instructions exactly as they are written. If you are not certain if special preparation is required, or if you have questions about the instructions you were given, contact your physician’s office.

If you did not follow the test preparation instructions you received from your physician, let our staff know about this before your specimen is collected.

You can cancel a previously scheduled appointment by calling our lab at 1 (352) 389 8088. Be sure to have your confirmation number available.

You may make changes online but this method requires that you know the confirmation number plus the first and last name of the patient. You may more easily modify your appointment on the confirmation page that we sent you by email or text. This page already has all of your appointment information, and allows you to pick a new day and time if your plans change.

You may schedule a visit up to two weeks in advance.

We request that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. However, if you are early and we have earlier times available, we can see you sooner.  If you arrive later than your appointment time, you will have the flexibility to choose the next available service time.

Generally, minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Select Laboratories is required to obtain authorization for the collection procedure and the billing of tests as ordered by a physician. If you are not the child’s legal guardian, you may need to provide a notarized statement signed by the minor’s parent or legal guardian that authorizes you to provide this permission.