The MIT Medical Laboratory is committed to accurately and efficiently providing test results for our patients. Our specialties include microbiology, hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, phlebotomy, and point-of-care testing.
Patients who need a semen analysis or therapeutic phlebotomy must call for an appointment. For other tests your clinician has ordered, just stop by during the hours we are open.
Most test results are available within 24 to 48 hours. To protect patient confidentiality, we report test results directly to your clinician. Please contact your provider for the results or with any other questions.
For patients enrolled in the MIT Traditional, MIT Choice, MIT Student, and MIT Affiliate Health Plans, laboratory services are ordered by your primary care provider, or another provider, in MIT Medical.
For employees, retirees, and dependents enrolled in an MIT health plan but with a PCP outside MIT Medical, laboratory services are available by appointment at no out-of-pocket cost. You must:
- Preregister before the appointment with Patient Registration (go to the first floor of MIT Medical or call 617-253-6286) to give us your insurance information.
- Have your primary care provider complete a physician order form detailing what tests are to be done at MIT Medical and to whom the results should be sent. Bring the completed form to your laboratory appointment.
For lipid panels, patients should fast for a minimum of nine hours, taking nothing more than small amounts of water. Ask your physician about taking prescribed medications.