Christie Clinic's laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and overseen by certified pathologists. Our labs perform more than 650,000 tests each year. Patients are referred by a physician for all laboratory procedures, which are performed by a staff of lab technicians, medical technologists, phlebotomists, and EKG technicians.
The CAP Certification Mark is a service mark owned by CAP and is used pursuant to a license from CAP.
CHRISTIE CLINIC LABORATORY SERVICES
Christie Clinic on University
Monday - Friday:7:30AM to 5:00PM
Christie Clinic at the Fields
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Christie Clinic on Windsor in Champaign
Monday - Friday:7:00AM to 5:00PM
Closed on Saturday
For your convenience, our satellite laboratories are available for most standard laboratory needs. All specimens are prepared and then sent by courier each day to our main laboratory for processing. The trips to and from the clinics vary for each location, as do the types of tests ordered by your provider. This can affect whether your needs can be met at a satellite location or our main laboratory on University. If you arrive after our courier leaves the clinic, the specimens will not be taken to our lab for testing until the following business day at the regular courier run. No appointments are necessary; however, you may wish to call each office to see the best time for those services at each location in order to avoid unnecessary wait time for yourself.
There are instances when we request that lab blood draws and certain tests be performed at either of the Champaign locations, University or Windsor. Examples of these instances may include tests that:
• Need for unusual processing or supplies
• Require a short turnaround time for scheduled procedures (within 24 hours)
• Which are not routine
Some testing requires different processing that may take a lot longer or can’t be held overnight. In order to ensure quality testing, not all testing can be collected every day after 5:00PM. There are different requirements for each tests which dictate the proper handling and storage.
All satellite lab services are available at Christie Clinic locations below:
Lexington: Walk in lab services
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Mahomet: Walk in lab services
Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM (closed noon-1pm)
Friday: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Monday - Wednesday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Thursday, 8:00AM to 2:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM to Noon
Closed from 12-1 for lunch daily.
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM to 12:00 PM
Phlebotomy services are by appointment only at this time.
Christie Clinic in Urbana
Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - Noon and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM to Noon and 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Monday - Thursday : 7:30AM to 4:15PM
Friday: 7:30AM to 12:00PM
Please be aware that on Friday afternoons, some specimens might not be drawn since they would be compromised if they have to sit over the weekend.
PATIENT GUIDELINES for Laboratory Blood Draws ➢ If you are having blood work that requires fasting, the results will be most accurate if these guidelines are followed:
- For Lipid Profile, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoprotein, fast for 14 hours prior to testing.
- For all other fasting tests, fast for 10 hours prior to testing.
➢ You may drink water during the fasting period, but should have nothing else to eat or drink ➢ Continue to take your medications during this time unless otherwise instructed. ➢ Your lab orders will be sent electronically to the lab unless otherwise instructed. ➢ If you do not receive your test results within two weeks, please call your provider’s office.