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Can I drink coffee when fasting?

No, you may not eat or drink anything besides water while you are fasting.

Can I get my results or do I have to call my doctor?

Please contact your physician’s office to obtain a copy of your lab results. PDL does not release results directly to patients without first receiving an acknowledgement from the patient’s healthcare provider.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, PDL does not require an appointment for your routine lab visit, only for kit draws, sweat chloride testing and semen analysis. We are now offering online appointments for all visits. Please visit our website to schedule an appointment now!

How does my doctor receive his or her results?

Lab results are delivered by courier to your physician’s office or faxed to the physician’s office as soon as they are available.

How long will it take my doctor to get my results?

Most results will be available to your physician within three to five business days.

If my doctor is not from the area, can I still go to PDL?

PDL accepts orders from any authorized provider in the state of California. Please bring your requisition or lab prescription with you on your visit.

What does it mean if I have to be fasting for my lab tests?

Many laboratory tests have normal ranges based on the patient “fasting.” This means nothing to eat or drink, except water, for eight to fourteen hours prior to having your samples collected at one of our Patient Service Centers.

Where are you located and what are your hours?

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