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Location

3711 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 110
Long Beach, CA 90807

Free Parking available on site.

Contact

CWC Lab
562-634-8812

Laboratory Manager
Alexa Iacono | a.iacono@completewomencare.com

Hours

CWC Lab
8am – 5pm
After hours call 562-634-8812

We are CLIA certified

CLIA accredited laboratory  is equipped with state of the art technology.

Laboratory Services

In-House Testing Capabilities

  • Blood Pregnancy test (HCGs), Serum
  • Urine HCG
  • Urinalysis
  • CBCs
  • Stat Chemistry testing (Chem panel and electrolytes)
  • Rubella Igg
  • Vitamin D
  • Non Invasive Parental Testing Kit (Panorama)- Sent to Natera Laboratory
  • Bacterial Vaginitis Panel for yeast infections
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Non Invasive Parental Testing Kit (Panorama)
  • GBS
  • Chlamydia Gonorrhea
  • Trichomonas
  • MRSA nasal culture as infection prevention prior to surgery

Hormone Panel Tests

  • Estradiol
  • DHEA-S
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Insulin
  • Progesterone
  • Prolactin
  • TSH
  • T3Free
  • T4Free
  • Free and Total Testosterone

Prepare For Your Test

Fasting before a blood draw?

Most testing does not require fasting. However, some test like cholesterol and random glucose do. For a fasting blood draw, please do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-10 hours. If you are unsure if you are required to fast please do not hesitate to call us. 

Glucose Testing - One Hour

  • No special diet needs to be followed. No need to fast, but refrain from eating too many sugary foods.
  • At the lab, you will be given 50g glucose solution to drink. Drink the entire beverage within 5 minutes.
  • Do not eat anything after drinking the glucose solution.
  • Your blood will be drawn 1 hour after finishing the glucose solution.
  • Usually hemoglobin & hematocrit is also drawn to check for anemia.
  • If you vomit soon after you’ve had the drink, you’ll have to come back another day and repeat the test (this is usually a non-issue).

Glucose Testing - Three Hours

  • Eat a balanced diet that contains at least 150 grams (g) of carbohydrate per day for 3 days before the test. Fruits, breads, cereals, grains, rice, crackers, and starchy vegetables such as potatoes, beans, and corn are good sources of carbohydrate. If you eat a normal diet and have an extra piece of bread at each meal, you’ll likely be getting enough carbs.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or exercise strenuously for at least 8 hours before your first blood sample is taken. The glucose tolerance diagnostic test may take up to 4 hours. Bring something to read to help you pass the time. Your blood will be taken when you arrive fasting.
  • After you drink 100g of glucose solution, the blood will be taken at 1-hour, 2-hour and 3-hour mark. Since activity can interfere with test results, you will be asked to sit quietly during the entire test. Do not eat during the test. You may drink only water during this time. You may drink small sips of water if thirsty.
  • As you’ll likely be hungry, please bring something to eat after the test has been completed.

Things to Know

  • When will my test results be ready?

    It usually takes 5 – 7 days to receive your lab results. Once we receive your lab results our team reviews them. If your lab results are normal they will be sent to your Patient Portal. Please log in to your patient portal to review your lab results. If your lab results are abnormal one of our medical assistants will reach out to you to schedule an appointment to discuss your results with one of our specialists.

  • Non Invasive Prenatal Testing or NIPT Kits

    We use the Panorama Kit, which checks for Trisomy 13, 18 and 21 and also tells you the gender of the baby as early as 9 weeks.

We are CLIA certified

CLIA accredited laboratory  is equipped with state of the art technology.

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