On Site Laboratory
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Student Health Clinic
Phone: (813) 974-9533
Diagnostic lab testing is available at the Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) lab, located inside the Student Health clinic.
To get a lab test, you need an order from a healthcare provider much in the way you need a prescription at the pharmacy. No appointments are necessary to be seen in the lab.
If your test requires instructions beforehand, your provider will tell you how to prepare, but you may also call with any questions.
Your SHS provider will send your lab order electronically to the lab. If you see a provider off-campus, he/she will give you a written order or fax it directly to the lab.
Sometimes you will need a test that cannot be performed at the lab on-site in the SHS clinic but no worries. The lab technicians can take your specimen and send it to a nearby lab.
Fees, Billing & Health Insurance
Because the lab is privately owned and operated by Clinical Pathology Laboratory (CPL) corporation, their services are not covered by the student Health Fee. However, they do offer students discounted rates for charges paid at the time of service. If you have health insurance coverage, these charges may be covered by your plan. Because some insurance plans cover lab testing only if it's performed at a preferred laboratory, it is important that you contact your insurance company to determine if lab testing at CPL is a covered charge.