Pediatric Behavioral Health

Lab and EKG Information


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Instructions
Some blood work requires special instructions:
  • Fasting
    • Needed to accurately check blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
    • Your child should have nothing to eat or drink (except water and his/her medication) after midnight.
  • Medication/Drug Level
    • Needed for medications such as Lithium and Depakote.
    • Do not give the morning dose of that medication until after his/her blood is drawn.
If you're not sure what is required, ask your doctor before getting the blood drawn.

Locations
Your Pediatrician's Office
Many pediatric offices do blood work by appointment or as a walk-in.
Call yours to find out availability and hours.
UMass Medical Center - University Campus
Benedict Building, 1st Floor
Hours 7 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
No appointment needed
Tel: 508-856-7797
Quest Diagnostics
Multiple locations
Appointments required
Tel: 800-377-8448
questdiagnostics.com





An EKG is a quick, painless way to examine the heart's functioning.
Insurance usually covers this test without a copay.

Locations
Child Heart Associates, LLC
Offices in Worcester, Milford,
Fitchburg, and Yarmouthport
Please call for an appointment: 508-757-7300
Directions: 888-456-8147
Fax: 800-757-0803
childheartassociates.com
UMass Medical Center - University Campus
Benedict Building 2nd Floor
Pediatric Cardiology
Hours 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
No appointment needed
Tel: 508-856-4154
Fax: 508-856-8125