Lab Testing Specialist

PrimeMD

Primary Care Practice & Pain Management located in Lancaster, Lancaster, OH & Westerville, OH

Lab testing provides answers about your nutrition, the effectiveness of a treatment, disease pathology, and other pertinent health information. The medical experts at PrimeMD, which has locations in North Columbus, Newark, Lancaster, Westerville, Kenton, Marion, Wilmington, Dublin, and New Albany, Ohio, provide lab testing with detailed explanations of the results. To schedule a visit for a lab test, call the nearest office location or book your appointment online today. 

Lab Testing Q & A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing is a type of diagnostic testing that involves sending a sample of bodily fluid or a biopsy to a laboratory for examination and assessment. The team at PrimeMD regularly performs lab testing for:

Hematology

Hematology is the study of the contents of your blood. Through hematology lab testing, the team at PrimeMD can identify infections, anemia, and clotting disorders. They look at the number of blood cells in the sample as well as the number of platelets.

Pathology

Pathology lab tests are tests that diagnose diseases. They can lead to the diagnosis of bone diseases, breast cancer, gastrointestinal conditions, and an array of other disease types, and they help your provider create and guide your treatment. 

Which types of lab testing can I get?

The PrimeMD team uses numerous types of lab testing in order to guarantee accurate diagnoses and effective treatment tracking. They use these tests for initial diagnoses and to watch for improvements or fluctuations in your health as you go through treatment. Types of lab testing include:

  • Blood tests (e.g., complete blood count, cholesterol screening, blood sugar (diabetes), sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing)
  • Swab tests (e.g., COVID-19 testing, rapid strep testing)
  • Urinalysis (e.g., red blood cell urine testing, ketones testing, urinary tract infection)
  • Biopsies (e.g., skin biopsy)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Your provider tells you how the test you’re getting works and what you can expect from a positive or negative result. They also let you know ahead of time if you need to take any steps to prepare for a lab test, such as fasting beforehand or avoiding certain medications and supplements. 

When are my lab test results available?

The time it takes to get the results of a lab test back varies based on the type of test you get. Some tests, like rapid strep tests, offer results within minutes so you can leave the office with a diagnosis and definitive treatment plan or referral. 

For other tests, you need to wait a few days to receive your results. As soon as your test results are available, the team gives you a call. They explain your results to you in detail and let you know what they mean for your medical needs. They might prescribe medications, refer you to a specialist, or offer suggestions for lifestyle changes as treatment. 

If you need lab testing for any reason, call PrimeMD to schedule an appointment or book your visit online right away.