The laboratory at Eastern Illinois University’s Health Service is located on the first floor of the Human Services Building in the South Quad. The lab is staffed by full-time certified medical technologists and phlebotomists.
A wide variety of lab tests are performed at EIU Health Service Laboratory. Some specimens collected on-site at the lab are sent off-campus for testing. Physicians not employed by EIU Health Service may also order lab tests.
All orders for lab tests must be written on a prescription pad printed with the physician's name, address, phone number and fax number. All orders must be signed by the ordering physician. There is a small fee associated with lab tests ordered by the Health Service Medical Clinic providers and any outside lab order.
There is a co-pay of $30 for Lab Services. Reference (outside tests/patient) co-pays range from $50 to $100.
Most laboratory results are available in 24 hours. All laboratory results for student patients of legal adult age are confidential. No one, including parents, may obtain test results without written consent from the patient.
Most in-house laboratory tests are performed at a minimal expense to students. Laboratory services are primarily supplemented by the Health Service student fee and most charges are covered by Student Insurance. Tests sent to the reference laboratory are not covered and the student will be charged. Students may pay for laboratory services not covered by the student fee via cash or billed to the student’s university account.