Blood Collection Labs
At the University of Vermont Medical Center blood collection labs, our nationally certified phlebotomists draw blood in a professional and caring manner for a variety of tests.
Appointments may be necessary depending on location. Please check your preferred location to find out if you will need to make an appointment.
Patients are seen in the order in which they arrive; patients who need immediate testing, timed tests, or patients with special needs may be seen first.
If you would like to review a list of lab tests that require an appointment or need to be collected at a particular lab location, download Special Test Considerations.
When you arrive at your lab location, please stop in at the patient registration area before proceeding to the laboratory.
UVM Medical Center Sample Collection Center Hours
Fanny Allen Campus (MOB)
Schedule an Appointment:
Appointments can be scheduled by calling (802) 847-8864 between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Free parking available.
Free parking available.
UVM Health Network Sample Collection Centers
If you would prefer to visit another sample collection center in the UVM Health Network, please visit our affiliate lab sites below:
- UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center - Berlin, VT
- UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital - Plattsburgh, NY
- UVM Health Network - Porter Medical Center - Middlebury, VT
Off-Hours Blood Drawing
Routine blood drawing is available during the hours listed above. If your doctor has instructed you to get your blood drawn urgently, or if the testing required is a timed draw not within routine lab hours, please visit The UVM Medical Center's Main Campus in Burlington. Please stop by Registration, Main Pavilion, Level 3 (street level) before proceeding to the laboratory, and a phlebotomist will be paged.
Blood Test and Fasting
How long do I have to fast for before a blood test?
- If a fasting blood test is ordered, you should not have anything to eat or drink (except water) for at least eight hours. This usually involves an overnight fast.
- You should continue to take any prescription medications unless your physician directed you not to take them.
- Smoking and exercise may affect your results as well, so you should refrain from these activities as much as possible during this time.
If you have any concerns about refraining from food for this period of time, talk to your physician.
Lab Testing Results
For your security, the UVM Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine does not currently release test results to patients. You must contact your physician for laboratory test results or sign up for MyChart. If you have questions about lab testing, please contact LabMarketinguvmhealth [dot] org (The UVM Medical Center Laboratory Customer Service) by e-mail, or by phone at 802-847-5121 or 800-991-2799.
All our sample collection technicians (phlebotomists) are nationally certified.
Laboratory Licensure and Accreditations
- American Association of Blood Banks
- American Society For Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
- College of American Pathologists - Main Campus
- College of American Pathologists - Fanny Allen Laboratory
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments '88 Main campus
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments '88 Fanny Allen
- Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
- New York State Department of Health, Clinical Laboratory Permit