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Enloe Clinical Lab

1531 Esplanade (Use Main Entrance at W. 5th Ave. & Magnolia)
Chico, CA 95926

Enloe Laboratory at Fountain Medical Plaza

251 Cohasset Road, Suite 140
Chico, 95926

Enloe Clinical Lab

Enloe Medical Center offers a full scope of laboratory services and accepts physician referrals. For patients’ convenience, outpatient lab services are available at the Enloe Clinical Lab inside the hospital and at the Enloe Laboratory at Fountain Medical Plaza. Lab specimen collection for Enloe Women’s Services patients is also available in the Enloe Women’s Services Clinic at 1423 Magnolia Avenue.

Services & Specialties

In addition to clinical labs, Enloe has a microbiology lab, phlebotomy services and transfusion services. We conduct lab tests in the specialties of chemistry, coagulation, hematology, microbiology, serology (serum antibody testing), special chemistry, transfusion and urinalysis.

Commonly performed outpatient tests include: CBC (Complete Blood Count), PT/INR (prothrombin time/ international normalized ratio) and PTT (partial thromboplastin time), basic and comprehensive metabolic chemistry panels, glucose tolerance, and thyroid testing, including TSH and free thyroxine (free T4). Additionally, exclusively at its Esplanade location, the Enloe Clinical Lab offers semen testing by appointment, for infertility, as well as post-vasectomy testing.

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Please bring: An order, requisition or prescription from your doctor or care provider; your photo ID; and your insurance card. We accept most insurance plans.
  • Please wear: A shirt that allows access to your arm, either short sleeves or sleeves that easily roll up.
  • Physician instructions: Follow any other instructions your doctor has given you.
  • Fasting: May be required for certain tests. If you are required to fast, do not eat or drink anything except water before your lab test. You can continue taking your medication as prescribed. Fasting is generally 8-12 hours, however follow your doctors’ orders.
  • Glucose tolerance tests: Depending on the type of tests that have been ordered, the appointment may take 1 to 4 hours. For your safety, you will need to stay near the lab for the entire testing period, as some people have a hypoglycemic reaction, causing nausea or light-headedness. If possible, it is ideal to make arrangements for child care.
  • Gestational Glucose Tolerance Test: If you will be having this test, please read these Gestational Glucose Tolerance Test patient instructions.

Arriving for Your Visit

  • Hours:
    • Enloe Clinical Lab | Open every day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., including holidays
    • Enloe Laboratory at Fountain Medical Plaza | Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed noon to 12:30 p.m.)
    • Enloe Women's Service Lab Specimen Collection | Open Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Walk-ins & appointments: For your convenience, we offer walk-in service and you do not need an appointment for most tests. (Please do make an appointment for glucose tolerance testing). In order for the lab to provide services, you will need an order from your physician or licensed practitioner.
  • Checking in:
    • Enloe Clinical Lab: Please check in at the hospital’s registration area, just off the main lobby, before proceeding to the lab for your test.
    • Enloe Lab at Fountain Medical Plaza: Please check in at the front desk.

Obtaining Your Lab Results

The majority of tests in Enloe's labs are processed and reported within the same day. Tests involving cultures take longer to process. There are also tests that need to be sent to an outside lab, and results for these can take 3 to 4 days.

A copy of your lab results will always be sent to the doctor who ordered the tests. Your doctor will follow up with you about your results, and any questions you have should be discussed with your doctor.

Most labs results are also available in MyChart, with the exception of any that California law prohibits from being transmitted electronically and via the internet. If you do not have MyChart yet, sign up online

For your convenience, you may request a copy of your lab results directly from the laboratory. You will need to complete an authorization form (autorización para el uso o revelación de información médica). If your family member or another person will be picking it up for you, you will need to sign the form and have it witnessed. 

Billing & Insurance

Enloe Medical Center accepts most insurance. Cash pay with discount plans for the uninsured, and payment plans are available. Patient Financial Services can be reached at (530) 332-6300. Get more information on billing and insurance.

More from Our Health eLibrary

Learn about the following lab tests on our Health eLibrary:

Lipid Panel
Clinical Chemistry 
URI (Complete Urinalysis)
Immunology & Serology 
Glucose Tolerance Testing
Gestational Glucose Tolerance Testing


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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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