Reduce Your Lab Wait Time
Salinas Laboratory Services
Appointments are not necessary at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC)
laboratory. If you do not wish to schedule a test, feel free to come to
the lab at your earliest convenience. Be aware, however, that your wait
time will depend on how busy the facility is.
The SVMC medical lab is open Monday thru Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. The lab is busiest between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. For shorter waiting
time, arrive after this period. We ask that only patients who are on a
tight schedule, need to return to work, or have been fasting for their
test arrive during the busy hours.
The total amount of time your test will take depends on what the doctor
has ordered. Patients with pro-time tests must be finished before 2:30
p.m. Patients in need of a two-hour glucose test must be finished no later
than 2 p.m. A variety of factors will influence how long the wait is.
Our staff can work with you to accommodate a tight schedule.