Here we have gathered many of the usual questions we are asked.
Of course we will be glad to help you by phone, but if you could check here first, we might all save some time!
400 Highland Ave.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What hours is your office open?
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents Day
- Patriots' Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
2. What hours is the lab open?
Monday-Friday 9 am-Noon; and 1-4 pm
3. Do I have to fast for all blood tests?
You do not have to fast for the PSA, BUN and Creatinine and Testosterone blood tests. You only need to fast (no food after midnight) if your doctor instructs you to do so.
4. Should I hold my blood thinner for biopsy/gold seeds?
First check with your primary care physician to see if it is ok to come off the blood thinner for the test. Aspirin should be held 7 days prior to the biopsy/gold seeds. Plavix, coumadin and lovenox check with your urologist on when to stop taking it.
5. I feel like I have a urinary tract infection what should I do?
Please call the office and contact one of our clinical staff members to discuss your symptoms. They will most likely have you come in, to drop off a urine sample for a urine culture and start you on the appropriate antibiotic for your infection.
6. Do I need to give a urine speciman at my visit?
If you are a new patient with any kind of urinary complaint you will need to give a urine sample in the office. Other new patients may or may not need to give a urine sample depending on actual complaint.