Infectious Disease Testing
Infectious diseases are illnesses that can be passed either from person to person or from an animal or bug to a person. You can also eat food or drink water and contract an infectious disease. Infectious diseases are living organisms that can cause serious health problems if not treated. There are vaccines that can protect you from getting them, and several treatments to help those who’ve already come down with one.
Lab Draws for Infectious Disease
The following tests may be recommended if a doctor suspects you have an infectious disease:
- Antibody test
- Gastrointestinal testing
Test Smartly Labs can collect your urine or draw your blood and send it for testing to determine if you’ve come down with an infectious disease. To get started, give us a call.
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Some of the most common infectious diseases are:
- Chickenpox or measles
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- West Nile Virus (WNV)
- E. coli
This is not an exhaustive list. To view all infectious diseases visit the World Health Organization.
Be prepared for your lab test:
- Make sure you have been Fasting for at least 10-12 hours for many blood tests
- Make sure you are Hydrated for blood draw
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your lab test upfront (We don't process insurance claims but can provide you with information to submit your own insurance claim)
- If you are having specialized testing, call ahead to help us determine if there are special collection preparations.
- If you are interested in one of our health panels, please feel free to look at our web listing to help identify which one you want performed.
- Please try to arrive 30 minutes prior to business closing to allow us time to process your samples for shipment.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.