What is Biolyss?
Biolyss is a Laboratory performing Human Biological Analysis.
Biolyss was established when fourteen medical biologists decided to pool their individual skills and specialisms to offer a high-quality biological analysis service.
Since 1st August 2008, 170 people, specialising in different areas such as Haematology, Serology, Biochemistry, Hormone dosage, Haemostasis, Immunohaematology, Glycosylated hemoglobin, Clinical protocols, Emergency Biology, Assisted conception …. have been working together in 3 clinics, 24 hours a day. Every day, 1800 Patients, their Doctors, Nurses, Health establishments, place their trust in Biolyss.
Biolyss is one of the largest groups in the area, with nine labs serving Limoges, Bellac, Saint-Yrieix, Guéret, and La Souterraine (see maps).
These Biologists have decided to run the company by themselves. Their priority is quality improvement and achieving International Quality Standard Accreditation as soon as possible. They consider you, the Patient, to be the highest priority, and strive to ensure your satisfaction throughout the year!
When is it possible to take a sample of blood?
Biolyss Labs carry out blood tests anytime. You don’t need to make an appointment.
However, some hormones need to be analysed at a particular time: check with us!
If you need to fast before your blood test, you can come early in the morning!
When do I need to fast before my blood test?
Most of the time, you can have your blood test done after a light meal; it will not affect your biological results.
However, you must be abstained from food and drinks for twelve hours prior to the drawing of the blood sample for glycemia, lipid profiles or some hormones like prolactin.
Of course, in case of an emergency, your analysis would be undertaken at any time.
How long does it take to my blood sample?
Patients are received promptly throughout the day; you won’t need to wait for a long time.
Blood samples can usually be taken in less than fifteen minutes!
Some special analysis may require a bit longer…Ask us!
Is it painful?
Blood tests are the most commonly performed medical test. Only qualified and trained people are authorized to carry them out. Don’t worry, this non-invasive action needs a small amount of blood, and doesn’t cause you any harm!
For children, if you wish, you can bring along an anesthetic “patch” (like “Emla”), to give reassurance!…
What about others analyses (Genitals? Bacteriological sampling?…)
Biolyss can carry out all types of analysis but does not administer vaccines and injections.
It is highly recommended to make an appointment (except for urine).
Urine: after local disinfection, collect middle flow of urine sample in the sterile flask provided.
Vagina: avoid intimate cleaning, sexual intercourse, monthly period (menstruation)
Urethral test: don’t urinate for two hours prior to the test
Stools: collect the sample at home in the sterile flask provided, bring it quickly to the lab.
Sperm analysis: The semen sample is provided by ejaculating into a sterile clean flask, in a private room in the lab: please do make an appointment.
How long will it take to receive my results?
Most analyses are carried out every day. Your report will be available in the evening.
The Biologist is entirely at your disposal for discussion.
Remember that some analyses may take a bit longer (Microbiology, Specialised analysis…)
You can receive your report by post if you wish, or to collect it online with a secret password. Your Doctor will receive a copy of your results unless you indicate otherwise.
In any case, a Biologist will be able to give you any explanations you require.
What kind of administrative documents do I need?
You must have a Medical Prescription to get your analysis refunded by your Insurance.
Do not forget to supply the name and address of your Insurance Company, your National Insurance Number, and data about any Complementary Health Insurance.
If a nurse is coming to your home to take your blood sample, make sure you tell her/him your full birth name, first name, surname, address, phone number, birth date, National Insurance Number, and Mutual Number…
How can I contact you if I have a question?
Do not hesitate to contact our staff, by phone or in person, if you need explanations about the analysis, results… All the staff remains entirely at your disposal, especially Biologists: you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have about your test results.