The laboratory performs all tests ordered on TRICARE prime patients. TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra patients are eligible to receive laboratory services for any procedure that is performed at Tinker or is available through a military reference laboratory.
Pregnancy testing must be ordered by a PCM prior to arriving at the laboratory, the Laboratory cannot order tests on patients. Contact the appointment line at 734-2778 Monday-Friday to leave a message for your PCM team.
Patients are required to contact the requesting provider for results. By federal law and Air Forces Instruction, the laboratory cannot release results directly to patients.
The majority of specimen collections are performed on a first-come, first-serve basis. A small number of specimen collections require special preparation (e.g. glucose tolerance testing, please contact the laboratory for further information and scheduling.
"Fasting" (abstaining from food and drinking water only) lab work needs to be done when the patient has been fasting for 10-12 hours.
Telephone Number: 582- 6374
Duty Hours: Monday- Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding federal holidays, third Wednesday of the month closed at 11 a.m. for mandatory readiness training.