Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I call with a general laboratory question?
The Banner Lassen Medical Center Laboratory can be reached at (530) 252-2193 daily from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The BLMC Lab Draw Station can be reached at (530) 252-2076 Monday – Friday from 7a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Do I need to fast and for how long for laboratory tests?
In general, only two laboratory tests (glucose and lipids) consistently require a 10-14 hour fast before collection of the blood. Fasting means only water -- no juice, coffee, nicotine, or chewing gum. Many other laboratory tests or your physician can require you to fast. Please call the lab at (530) 252-2193 or your physician for additional information.
Do I need an appointment to get my blood drawn?
No appointment is necessary to get blood drawn with the exception of glucose tolerance tests.
How do I get my laboratory results?
If you are a patient, please contact your physician or Banner Lassen medical records at (530) 252-2211 to obtain a copy of your results.