Our laboratory performs more than 100 different types of tests. Whether you have a referral from an on-base or off-base provider, all requests must include patient’s name, requesting doctor’s address, signature, and mailing address. Some laboratory tests require special instructions (such as fasting for 10 to 12 hours). Your health care provider will direct you to the laboratory reception desk if instructions are necessary. Depending on the test and time of draw, results are reported to your health care provider by 8 a.m. the following duty day and tests that are performed infrequently or that have special testing requirements may take longer to complete. Certain tests must be submitted to reference laboratories and can take up to several weeks for results. Our laboratory staff will advise you if this is the case. If your health care provider is located off-base and your lab work is performed at the 22d Medical Group, please call the laboratory or inquire about result reporting during specimen collection. Only your medical provider or registered nurse will discuss test results with you.