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Lab Express

Please note: We are in the process of upgrading our wellness and testing programs. Lab Express services will be discontinued Jan. 1, 2022. Check back often to learn about our new offerings.

Occupational Health Services offers affordable laboratory testing to patients who know what lab tests they need in order to monitor their health. No doctor's order or insurance is needed. You will be required to provide the name and contact information of your primary care provider. Choose from our menu of laboratory tests and indicate how you’d like to receive your results – via secure portal, by phone or in the mail (additional $10 fee).

Lab tests are by appointment only. Please call 803-296-3500 to schedule.

Testing hours and location
Tests are performed Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (Closed noon–1 p.m. on Thursday)

Occupational Health Services
1301 Taylor St., Suite 2-H
Columbia, SC
P: 803-296-3500
F: 803-296-3965

Serving Columbia, Lexington, Irmo and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, we are located on the campus of Prisma Health Baptist Hospital.

There is a $5 collection fee for each lab visit. There is a $25 administration fee for the first vaccination and a $15 fee for each additional vaccination during the same visit.

All services must be paid for with credit card, debit card or cash (exact amount required). Out of pocket payments cannot not be made by those with Medicare or Medicaid coverage per CMS guidelines.

Tests available

Blood type (ABO and RH)
Determines your blood group and what type of blood or blood components you can safely receive.

Cholesterol: Lipid profile (total, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides)
Determines if you have abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. These are important in screening for coronary heart disease risk. A 12-hour fast is recommended.

Cholesterol: Total cholesterol
Important in determining your risk factors for heart and vascular disease. A 12-hour fast is recommended.

Comprehensive metabolic profile (16 tests)
Measures your blood sugar level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function and liver function. This panel gives you or your doctor a clearer picture of your overall health. An 8-hour fast is recommended.

Complete blood count with differential
Provides important information about the kind and number of cells in your blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Doctors use this information to evaluate symptoms, help diagnose conditions and treat certain illnesses.

Monitors blood glucose level for patients who may have diabetes, low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) or high-blood glucose (hyperglycemia). An 8-hour fast is recommended.

Glycosylated hemoglobin (Hgb A1C)
Used in the care of people who have diabetes. The percentage is a way of looking at your average blood sugar control over the past two or three months. It also is used to diagnose diabetes.

Hepatitis B immune status
Test to show evidence of immunity to the Hepatitis B virus.

Iron profile (iron level and iron binding capacity)
Determines if there is too little or too much iron in the blood.

Measures the amount of potassium in the blood. Potassium aids in muscle contraction and in maintaining the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body’s cells.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
Preliminary screening for the possibility of prostate cancer.

Quantiferon gold TB blood test
Blood test to detect infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis (TB). An alternative to the tuberculin skin test.

Vitamin D
Reflects the total amount of vitamin D in the body to determine if bone weakness, bone malformation or abnormal metabolism of calcium is occurring.

Vitamin B12
Measures the amount of vitamin B12 in the blood. It is an important vitamin for many basic bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell production and proper nerve functioning.


  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • MMR
  • Pneumonia
  • Prevnar
  • Tdap
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella vaccination