ANSWERS

TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

When can I give a blood sample at IHR LABOR 1220?

You can come to have blood, stool and urine samples taken from Monday to Thursday between 7am and 3pm and on Friday between 7am and 12 noon, without an appointment. You can give sperm samples from Monday to Friday between 8am and 1pm.

What tests do I need to make an appointment for?

Generally, you do not need to make an appointment with us. Of course, you can make a personal appointment for special tests, such as sperm counts, sugar stress tests or breath tests. Some special tests require you to comply with a certain diet or avoid eating certain foods beforehand.
The IHR LABOR 1220 team is available to answer any questions which you might have.
You can find further information here.

Do I have to come to blood sample collection with an empty stomach?

Yes, please come to blood sample collection with an empty stomach, i.e. your last meal must be at least ten hours before sample collection. You are allowed to drink water.

When should I take my medications?

In principle, you should only take tablets after blood samples have been collected (e.g. blood-thinning medicines such as Marcoumar etc.).
If medications have to be taken urgently and this cannot be delayed, of course you may take them with a sip of water.

PLEASE NOTE:
If the test is to determine the concentration of a certain medication, please do not take that medication until after the blood sample has been collected.
If the test is to determine your body’s own hormone production, please stop taking any tablets containing that hormone 10 days before the test, after obtaining the advice of your doctor (e.g. thyroid hormone replacement therapy, the pill etc.) This also applies to hormone plasters!

Will I find out how the test is done?

Upon your request, our specialist staff will inform you in detail of how the test will be done and what will happen.

How can I get my results?

You can choose from personal collection, delivery by post or online download using a password. You can find further information on your results here.

How long do I have to wait for the results?

Results of standard tests are generally available within 24 hours of your visit. You can either collect them from us or we can send them to you by post (postage fees apply). If you have selected the digital download option, you will receive email notification that your results are available for download. You can find further information on your results here.

Who will explain the results to me?

Usually, this is done by your regular doctor (or the doctor who referred you). Our specialist doctors are also pleased to provide you with further information. 

How long will my blood samples remain in storage?

We will keep your samples for a week under appropriate conditions. During this time, the doctor who referred you can request further tests to be done, as long as this does not concern any parameters where time is of the essence.

What can be tested using a blood sample?

The range of tests covers 450 parameters in various fields. This ranges from the standards tests like blood sugar or cholesterol to special tests or microbiological evaluations. You can find further information on our services here.

Are all analyses done by IHR LABOR 1220 paid for by the sickness insurance fund?

Most analyses are paid for by the Austrian sickness insurance funds and are settled directly between IHR LABOR 1220 and the relevant sickness insurance fund. However, some of the special analyses or services are not paid for. Our specialist staff are happy to provide you with information on the costs.

Who do I get my referral slip from?

Usually, the doctor who is treating you will issue the necessary referral slip. Please bring this slip and your e-card along to the test. 

Can I also come as a private patient?

Yes, of course. If you come as a private patient, we will inform you of the costs you will incur before we do the test. With your agreement, we will issue you with an invoice which must be paid immediately – either in cash or with a debit- or credit card. You may be able to submit the invoice to your private insurer.

How does my doctor receive the results?

If your doctor has referred you to us, your results will be sent to him/her by post or by means of secure online transmission.