Ordering Lab Tests
Medicare, CLIA and Washington State require written orders for all laboratory testing.
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-10 codes for each test.
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-10 code for the test. The Add-On Order Form is in the Forms Library.
This laboratory will accept a verbal order from a physician or ordering professional, however written documentation, including ICD-10 coding must follow. The Confirmation of Verbal Orders Form is in the Forms Library.
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-10 code, frequency and expiration date.
Forms available in the Forms Library or please contact the Swedish Laboratory Services Client Service Department at 425-640-4179 to request any of the forms listed above.