Diagnostic and clinical lab services in Sarasota, Florida

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota provides comprehensive diagnostic and laboratory services in Sarasota and Manatee County, including Lakewood Ranch and Venice. Our clinical laboratory, accredited by the College of American Pathologists, uses advanced technology. This allows us to provide accurate results to diagnose and treat patients.

To learn more about our diagnostic and laboratory services, call Doctors Hospital of Sarasota at (941) 342-1100.

Our health diagnostics laboratory provides tests that are available to the public without a doctor's referral or appointment. Walk-ins welcome for diagnostic and lab services. In these tests, we can check your:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) to measure the volume and types of cells that make up the blood and find abnormalities that may indicate infection or immune suppression
  • Glucose to measure sugar in the blood and test for diabetes or for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Blood urine nitrogen (BUN) to measure product from the liver that is excreted by the kidney, which indicate kidney function, dehydration, high protein diet or pregnancy
  • Creatinine to measure kidney function or failure
  • Calcium to measure amount of calcium in the blood to diagnose possible bone abnormalities or metabolic functions, such as kidney disease, poor nutrition or vitamin D deficiency
  • Total protein to measure protein in the blood to diagnose problems with nutrition
  • Electrolytes to screen for diabetes and check hydration, to diagnose respiratory, metabolic acid-base balance, alcoholism and other toxic states
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is used to evaluate liver function and diagnose possible diseases, such as acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis and gall bladder conditions
  • Bilirubin, total, direct is used to diagnose and treat pancreas, liver, hemolytic (low blood), hematologic (disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs), metabolic, hepatitis and gall bladder disorders
  • Lipid panel to measure cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides, which are associated with arteriosclerosis (vascular disease)
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) to measure protein hormone that regulates the thyroid gland and diagnose an underactive (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid) thyroid


Biopsies are performed by doctor referral and are an important part of identifying if cells are cancerous and at what stage the cancer is in. Our staff uses a combination of minimally invasive techniques, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans and ultrasounds, to perform quick, accurate biopsies.

Lab results

Lab results are available through the MyHealthOne Patient Portal.

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

No appointment is necessary for non-biopsy services.