Outpatient Laboratory Services 

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is committed to providing quality patient care to those living on the Central Coast. Our certified phlebotomists and licensed clinical laboratory scientists perform more than 400,000 tests per year, ensuring an easy and professional experience from check-in to check-out. The Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center laboratory is licensed by the State of California and accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

To better serve the needs of our outpatient community, Sierra Vista’s main laboratory is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, the hospital offers a laboratory draw station in Cambria. This outpatient center offers a range of clinical tests performed by hospital-trained phlebotomists, conveniently located outside of a hospital setting.


San Luis Obispo
Main Laboratory
1010 Murray Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Ph (805)-546-7790
Fax (805) 546- 7986
Always open
2150 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
Ph: (805) 927-0266
Fax: (805) 927-2393
Mon/Wed/Thurs 7:30am-12:30pm


Frequently Asked Questions

What is fasting?
Fasting requires that you do NOT eat or drink anything 12-14 hours before your lab test. However, contrary to popular belief, water consumption is allowed and encouraged. All medications should be taken as usual.
Do I need to fast?
Certain tests (such as glucose or a cholesterol panel) require fasting. Please consult with your physician before visiting the laboratory.
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments for routine lab work are not necessary. Patients are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
Why do I need to register each time I visit the laboratory?
Even though you may have registered before, we must ask you to register each time to avoid any billing errors caused by inaccurate or out of date information.
What is Quick Draw?
For patients with standing orders for frequent lab tests, we’ve created a program to help make your experience more efficient.  Quick Draw requires an initial registration then allows you to bypass the process on all subsequent visits until your orders expire.   
Will my insurance cover my laboratory tests?
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center accepts most insurance plans. However, because coverage varies from plan to plan, we recommend you contact your insurance provider for complete details.
Can I find out what my lab tests will cost before they are performed?
Yes. Many of our patients are enrolled in high deductible healthcare plans and are concerned about cost. Please ask us to estimate your costs before any services are performed. You will be quoted our “regular fees” and our discounted “self-pay fees”.
When will my doctor get my test results?
Most routine tests are performed in our laboratory and will be completed and reported to your physician within 24-48 hours.
Can I get a copy of my results?
A copy of your results can be obtained through the medical records department at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. You will be required to sign an authorization release. Please allow 7-10 days to process your request.

Laboratory Service Line: (805) 546-7790