Student Health Center

Laboratory Services

The SHC offers some on-site lab tests such as:

  • Rapid strep test
  • Rapid mono test
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Blood sugar
  • Hemoglobin
  • Rapid HIV Antibody

There is a nominal charge due at the time of service for some lab tests done on-site. All other laboratory specimens are sent out to a commercial lab. The student has the option to self-pay or have the lab fee billed to his/her insurance company.

Students whose medical clinician outside the SHC orders a lab test can have samples (blood, urine, etc.) collected at the SHC and sent to an outside lab.


  • Obtain a written request from the medical clinician specifying the test name(s) and including the relevant diagnosis code(s).
  • Bring the request to the SHC or have the provider fax it to us at (585) 475-7788.
  • Make an appointment to review the requested test(s) with a SHC provider and have the sample collected.
  • Sign a Release of Information Form to allow the SHC to forward the results to the ordering clinician.
  • The SHC provider will notify the student and the clinician of the test results when they are available.

During the time of the visit, the medical provider will let the student know approximately when results should be available.

The SHC does not send confidential medical information (such as test results) via regular e-mail. Test results are communicated to students by:

  • Follow-up appointment to review results in person.
  • Phone
  • Message using the SHC Secure Patient Portal. Students will receive a regular RIT e-mail with a notice of a new message and information detailing how to access the portal.

Note: The SHC does not offer x-ray or other radiology services on campus. If the clinician determines that an x-ray or other imaging test is necessary, the student will be referred to a radiology facility in the community.


One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603
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