Preparing for Your Diagnostic Test

If you are scheduled for a diagnostic test at UPMC, use the tools below to prepare for your upcoming visit. If you have a question that is not answered by this information, call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762).

Learn About the Test

Review general information about your scheduled test in the UPMC Health Reference, which includes information about what happens before, during, and after the test. Animations also are available for select diagnostic tests.

Go to the UPMC Health Reference to learn more about your diagnostic test >

Prepare for the Test

UPMC’s Patient Education Committee has developed information sheets to help patients prepare for their upcoming diagnostic tests. These sheets may be downloaded as PDF files.

View a list of available patient information sheets >

Get Driving Directions

UPMC offers diagnostic services at its hospitals and at freestanding centers in community locations.

For information about radiologic and nuclear medicine testing, including directions, visit the Imaging Services website.

Laboratory testing (blood work) is offered at various locations throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

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