Lab & X-Ray
When it comes to our patients’ health, South Lake Pediatrics prides itself on being responsive and thorough. Each of our six locations is equipped with an on-site laboratory and x-ray.
From strep tests and throat cultures to complete blood counts and urinalysis, we are able to get answers to parents more quickly—often within minutes—as well as determine the most effective treatment for each child. Our laboratory staff is experienced in both venipunctures and finger sticks, and will make every effort to ensure your child’s visit is a calm one.
Scheduling a lab test
Often, lab work is requested by your clinician. However, if you would like your child to be tested for strep or you have a written order from your doctor for other lab tests, you may do so by calling our centralized scheduling number at 952-401-8300.
Some tests are completed and discussed with you during your visit, but often tests may take longer to complete. Your clinician will explain how and when you will receive test results.
If you have been waiting longer than expected for your child’s lab results, please call 952-401-8300 to leave a message with a receptionist. Please have ready the date of your test and the clinic at which it was performed. We will have someone call you right back with your results.
External lab testing
If the necessary laboratory testing is too complex to perform here, tissue and/or blood samples will be sent out to a quality reference laboratory. This can save valuable time when your clinician is relying on your lab results to diagnose your child’s illness. You may receive a separate bill from this company for their services.
While each of our six locations is equipped with x-ray, our Plymouth and Chaska locations use the imaging center located in each of their buildings. All of our x-rays are read by a radiologist at Children's Radiology and the result is available 24 hours after they receive the film. The final result will go to your Pediatrician or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Upon your request, we can send your image to an outside appointment. You may receive a separate bill from Children's Radiology for their services.