Haematology

Laboratory Services

Proudly serving the North Shore of Oahu

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Kahuku Medical Center’s clinical laboratory delivers fast, reliable and accurate results for a variety of blood and urine tests.  We take pride in efficiency so you and your care provider can make important health decisions without delay.

 

Our office is friendly and inviting, which makes all the difference with our youngest of patients.  The lab is located through the main entrance and to the right of the lobby.  Ring the bell to announce your arrival.  Wait time is typically less than 10 minutes.

Some testing is completed by Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). 

We’re open daily from 7am-6pm

*Hours have been adjusted due to COVID-19

Some lab tests require that you fast for a specified period of time or that you avoid vigorous physical activity leading up to your test.  It’s important to discuss the details with your care provider in advance.  Following the instructions for your particular test(s) ensures the greatest accuracy of your results. Test results are accessible in a timely manner through the Patient Portal platform. Depending on the type of test, results can be ready before the end of the day or next day, unless requested by provider as priority. Lab results need to be requested through provider or in writing through release of information (ROI) Medical records. The form can be requested at the front desk in the main lobby.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What lab tests typically require fasting and for how long?

 

A: Glucose and lipid profile requires 10-12 hours of fasting.

What lab tests typically require fasting and for how long?

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Q: Should I avoid physical activity before getting blood work done?


A: Some research suggests that exercising vigorously 10 to 12 hours before a blood draw can falsely elevate your HDL. Exercise beforehand is fine, just don’t overdo it.

Should I avoid physical activity before getting blood work done?

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Q: How long will it take to get my results?

A: If the test(s) you’re getting are done in-house, it will take about four hours to receive results. If it has to be sent out to DLS, it will take approximately 24 hours. If it is a special test and DLS has to send it to the mainland, it will take anywhere from a several days to a week or more. Once your test results are available, the quickest place to access them is through your patient portal.

How long will it take to get my results?
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What happens if I forget to fast?

Q: What happens if I forget to fast?

 

A: Components from the food and beverages (aside from water) you consume are absorbed into your bloodstream and have the potential to impact the results of certain lab tests.  Since fasting improves the accuracy of those test results, if you forget to fast you should come back another time to avoid repeat testing. 

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Q: Is water okay to drink while fasting?


A: Water is safe to drink while fasting for a lab test.  Proper hydration makes the veins more visible, allowing for an easier blood draw.

Is it okay to drink water while fasting?
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Q: Should I take my medications before a blood test?


A: Yes unless directed otherwise.  If a medication needs to be taken with food, wait until you’re able to eat immediately after your test is complete.

Should I take medications before a blood test?
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Q: How do I obtain a printed copy of my lab results?


A: You can request an ROI (release of information) form to fill out from the front desk.

*Results must be obtained from  the KMC Medical Records Department or via the Patient Portal

How do I obtain a printed copy of my lab results?
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