Lab and X-Ray information

BLOOD TESTS

Please let us know at the time of your appointment if your insurance plan requires you to use a specific laboratory.

The following labs are available in our building on the 5th floor of 6550 Fannin Street:
1. LabCorp - this is our preferred laboratory and takes most major insurance plans
2. Quest
3. The Methodist Hospital Lab

You can also visit any Quest or LabCorp location closer to your home or office if you prefer. These locations can be found online or using their phone number listed on the order form.

With any of the labs listed above, your results will automatically be sent to our office. Unless we have scheduled a follow up appointment to discuss test results someone from our office will call you to notify you of your results.

In general, unless specified by the physician, you do NOT need to be fasting for any of the blood tests that we routinely order.



IMAGING and OTHER SPECIALIZED TESTS:

We generally refer our patients to The Methodist Hospital Imaging Center. Please let us know if you prefer to use a different location or if The Methodist Hospital is not in your network.

The Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center (OPC) is located at 6445 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. This building is connected to ours via the second floor crosswalk. For routine X-rays, you can take your order form to the 17th floor of the OPC building during regular business hours in order to have X-rays completed. An appointment is usually not necessary.

For other tests including CT scans, MRIs and Bone Mineral Density tests:
- Our office will assist in obtaining any pre-certification or prior authorization that may be required
- A copy of the order form will be faxed to Central Scheduling and someone will call you to schedule your appointment
- We will also give you a copy of the order form for your records and you may also call Central Scheduling yourself to schedule the imaging test
- The number for Central Scheduling is: (713) 394-6500
- For patients who may have high deductibles or coinsurances we encourage you to request an estimate of your out of pocket cost prior to any testing if possible

For lung function tests and echocardiograms etc:
- A copy of the order form will be faxed to Central Scheduling and someone will call you to schedule your appointment
- We will also give you a copy of the order form for your records and you may also call Central Scheduling yourself to schedule the test
- The number for Central Scheduling is: (713) 394-6500