The laboratory at Edina Family
Physicians is CLIA certified and COLA inspected.
Our highly qualified laboratory staff are experienced, friendly
and compassionate to all individual needs. Both of our locations
offer moderate complexity testing. If you require more
complex or specialized testing, we use LAB CORPS as our
Laboratory available daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM please call
952-925-2200 to schedule your appointment. A physician's order is required for all testing.
Patients can wait comfortably in our new lab waiting area which
is equipped with plenty of seating, flat screen television, and
updated reading material.
Several of the routine tests ordered by our physicians require
patients to be "fasting". If you are fasting, please remember
nothing to eat or drink except water or black coffee for 12
hours prior to your sample being taken. Our technicians are
often able to draw samples for fasting patients prior to your
physical exams for your convenience.
Some of the tests that require fasting are:
Lipid Panel (HDL, LDL and Triglycerides)
Glucose (Blood Sugar)
Complete Metabolic Panel
Our friendly laboratory staff understands the importance of
obtaining fast results for any tests that may be ordered by your
physician. They work very hard to have their in-house testing
completed as quickly as possible. We believe the turn-around
time with our reference laboratory is also very fast - in most
cases within two days.
Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
This form may be provided to you for signature prior to your
laboratory tests being performed. Medicare, Medical Assistance,
and other insurance plans may not pay for the tests your
physician needs to have completed. Whether your insurance will
cover the test is not an indication of whether the test is
necessary or not. Your physician may request certain testing to
monitor your medications or to help diagnose your condition.
The purpose of the ABN form is to help you make in
informed choice about whether or not you want to receive a
laboratory test -- knowing that you may have to pay for the test
yourself. Your signed ABN form will be scanned into your
electronic medical record.
Please see our "Resources" section for a full copy of the
PLEASE NOTE: Your insurance carrier may require a copay on
laboratory only services. Please contact your carrier for more