FAQs

Many patients have questions before, during and after providing a specimen for a test. Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) that we receive. If you have question(s) that are not listed or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us via our website or call our number

Q: When will my test results be available?
Q: My doctor ordered some blood tests. Can I eat or drink before the test?
Q: Can I take my medications before I take my blood tests?
Q: What are the instructions for collecting a 24-hour urine specimen?
Q: Where are you located? Can I go to any of your locations to have my tests done?
Q: Do I have to have a doctor’s order to have lab tests done?
Q: Do I need to make an appointment in order to be tested at CITI Lab?
Q: How are lab tests analyzed?
Q: What do lab tests show?
Q: From where can I collect the report?
 
Q: When will my test results be available?
A: Most test results are ready by the next day. However, availability may vary depending on the type of test.

 

Q: My doctor ordered some blood tests. Can I eat or drink before the test?
A: This is dependent upon the type of blood tests ordered. Your doctor should tell you if the test(s) require fasting (no eating, drinking, gum chewing, etc.). If you are unsure, please contact your doctor or ask our laboratory personnel.

 

Q: Can I take my medications before I take my blood tests?
A: Please take your medication unless your doctor gives you specific instructions not to do so.

 

Q: What are the instructions for collecting a 24-hour urine specimen?
A: You’ll find the instructions on the collection container that is given to you.

 

Q: Where are you located? Can I go to any of your locations to have my tests done?
A: Find our locations here. Yes you can visit any of our location to have your tests done.

 

Q: Do I have to have a doctor’s order to have lab tests done?
A: We recommend that you should follow your doctor’s advice to have your lab tests done. However if you don’t have doctor’s order then you visit any of our location and our laboratory personnel will guide you the best

 

Q: Do I need to make an appointment in order to be tested at CITI Lab?
A: Appointments are not required. You can visit anytime from 8 a.m.to 11 p.m. all days in a week. Our Main labs located in Rawalpindi and Islamabad are open 24 hours a day. We recommend you bring a completed test requisition or order form from your healthcare provider in order to expedite your visit.

 

Q: How are lab tests analyzed?
A: After a blood sample is collected from your body, it is analyzed in a laboratory. Laboratories perform tests on the sample to see if it reacts to different substances. Depending on the test, a reaction may mean you do have a particular condition or it may mean that you do not have the particular condition. Sometimes laboratories compare your results to results obtained from previous tests, to see if there has been a change in your condition.

 

Q: What do lab tests show?
A: Lab tests show whether or not your results fall within normal ranges. Normal test values are usually given as a range, rather than as a specific number, because normal values vary from person to person. What is normal for one person may not be normal for another person.

 

Q: From where can I collect the report?
A: You can collect the report from where you had given sample for test.