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Outpatient Laboratory Services


Professional Building Laboratory
1725 West Harrison - Suite 104 (Elevator I)
312-942-6767

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday   0700-1730
Saturday 0830-1330
Closed Holidays and Sundays
Supervisor Phil Zagone 312-563-3703

Rush University Internists Laboratory
1700 West Van Buren - Suite 5315
312-942-3809

Hours of Operation
Monday-Tuesday   0800-17:15
Wednesday 0900-19:00
Fridays 0800-16:45
Closed Saturdays, Sunday and Holidays
Contact: Cheryl Evers 312-942-3098

Westgate Laboratory
1645 West Jackson - Suite 315
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday   0830-1300
  1400-1700
Contact: Carole Robinson 312-942-4943
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
For further information and results, please contact Client Services department at 312-942-4942

Outpatient Laboratory Registration
All outpatients must be registered at Outpatient Registration prior to receiving any laboratory service. The patient must present to the Outpatient Registration area a completed laboratory requisition from the patient's physician.  The use of the laboratory requisition is strongly encouraged to insure completeness and correctness of submitted information.  The following information is required on the laboratory requisition:

  • patient's full name, sex, and date of birth
  • medical record number (if known)
  • physician's full name
  • physician's group practice (if applicable)
  • tests requested
  • ICD-9 Code or diagnosis

Billing
Billing for laboratory tests is done at the time of outpatient registration. In addition to insurance information, the patient should bring identification (eg, driver's license, photo ID). Payment and billing varies dependent upon the patient's medical coverage.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois
The patient must present the Blue Cross/Blue Shield card as proof of insurance. BC/BS will be billed. Patients carrying out-of-state BC/BS may not qualify for coverage; cash payment is necessary.

Other Commercial Insurance
The patient must present a completed insurance claim form for direct billing of the insurance company. Patients without claim forms must pay by cash or credit card.

Medicare and Public Aid
The patient must present a current Medicare/Medicaid (public aid card). Medicare/Medicaid is billed directly.

RUSH-PRUDENTIAL Health Plan and RPSLMC Contracted Providers
The patient must present an enrollment card and/or authorization form. Certain HMOs and other providers, which are not contracted with RPSLMC, must pay cash. Contact ext. 25841 for information on contracted providers.

Uninsured/Noncontracted Providers
Cash payment is required. Cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted.

Contracted Services
Many patients' insurance requires a specific laboratory perform the testing.  Patients must present a requisition from the required laboratory that has been completed by their physician's office.  The specimen(s) will be collected and sent to the specified laboratory.

The Outpatient Laboratory provides this service for specimens that must be referred to Quest Diagnostics, Prometheus Labratory, Athena Diagnostics, NMR Labs, and Lab Corp. In some instances the patient or their insurance company may receive a bill from these laboratories for the testing performed.



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