Ordering Tests

Ordering Tests

Medicare, CLIA and Washington State require written orders for all laboratory testing.

Request Form

A request form should accompany each specimen or patient to the laboratory. Designate the test requested clearly by marking it with an “X.” For procedures not listed on the requisition, write orders clearly in the vacant space. It is important to check specimen requirements in the test directory to be assured that the patient is properly prepared (fasting, etc.) and that the appropriate specimen is collected. Complete and concise information will avoid delays and ensure expected turn-around-time of the patient’s results. Please include appropriate ICD-9 codes for each test.

Add-on Orders

Additional orders for a previously collected specimen may be requested based on the stability requirements. (Refer to the test directory.) We require written orders for all add on testing. Orders must be faxed to the laboratory with the appropriate ICD-9 code for the test. Click here to get an Add-On Order Form (PDF)

Verbal Orders

This laboratory will accept a verbal order from a physician or ordering professional, however written documentation, including ICD9 coding must follow. Confirmation of Verbal Orders Form (PDF)

Standing Orders

Swedish Laboratory Services will keep a standing order on file for patients requiring frequent testing. These will be verified yearly, requiring a physician or ordering professional's signature. The order must include an appropriate ICD-9 code, frequency and expiration date.

Please contact the Swedish Laboratory Services Client Service Department at 425-640-4179 to request any of the forms listed above.

Contact Information

Swedish Laboratory Services at Swedish Edmonds campus
21601 76th Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: 425-640-4120
Fax: 425-640-4426

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Phone: 425-640-4179
Fax: 425-640-4426

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