Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Many patients have questions before, during and after providing a specimen for a test. Below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) that we receive. If you have question(s) that are not listed or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us via our website.
It depends upon the type of test requested. Most tests are completed within about 24 hours of receiving the sample for testing. Certain tests take several days to weeks. However, availability may vary depending on the type of test. Your receipt bears the date and time of delivery of your results.
AFIP is located within main CMH Complex. However, if you find problem in providing sample at Main Reception of AFIP, please feel free to visit our Satellite Reception on Tamiz ud Din Road near Chungi No 22.
This depends upon the type of blood tests ordered. Your physician should tell you if the test(s) require fasting (no eating, drinking). However, if you are unsure, please contact or ask our DMO at reception. His contact number is 051-5176414.
This will again depend upon the type of test. Your prescribing doctor is supposed to instruct you in this regard. If you are not clear, please contact DMO on duty or specific departments. Contact numbers are available on our website.
AFIP is providing services 24 hours/ day and seven days a week.
Date and timings of test reports is mentioned on the receipt given to you.
Duplicate reports can be printed on request anytime.
Yes, majority tests done in serum samples can be sent from outstation. Some labile tests which require cold chain should not be sent from out station like ACTH, PTH, PCR, Amino acid analysis.
Previous documents and history is required only for specialized tests like Dynamic function tests in Endocrine Procedure Block, Hb Electrophoresis, Bone Marrow Biopsy, histopathology tests and certain other tests. You can get detail information about this from AFIP reception or concerned department.
We ensure the sample integrity by labeling the samples and advice forms with unique barcodes. Samples are then transported to respective department in separate container.
You will be informed by registrar/staff on duty on telephone about this.
Discard first morning sample. Then start collecting urine in a clean wide mouthed container for 24 hours. Also collect last urine at end of 24 hours.