Most lab tests ordered by physicians may be collected at the Student Health Center
(SHC). Some tests may be performed “in-house” at the SHC, including rapid strep
A to diagnose strep throat, monospot to diagnose mononucleosis, influenza test to
diagnose the flu, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy tests.
Labwork that cannot be performed “in-house” is collected at the SHC and sent for
testing to Bon Secours Health Partners Regional laboratory or LabCorp, both of which
are located in Richmond, Virginia. Such tests can include pap smears, throat cultures,
stool cultures, and hematology testing. The student's medical insurance information
will be provided to these laboratory testing facilities so that they may bill directly
to the insurance company. Prior to sending out any specimens for testing, the student
will be informed and given an opportunity to decline such testing.
If students have any lab services performed by the SHC, the students will be charged
a nominal fee for the test which is billed to their student account. With the student's
permission, a copy of the charge form which contains ICD-9 codes can be mailed to
the parents. This form contains the fees and may be used for insurance reimbursement.
Students may have labwork provided through the SHC by written request from their
private physician. The SHC requires that the written request include the test(s)
ordered with appropriate CPT codes and the ordering physician’s phone number, fax
number, and a business address. Standard fees for lab collection will apply. The
results will be faxed free of charge.
For more information, contact the SHC, Monday through Friday during office hours
at (804) 752-3041.