Lab testing is a fast way to diagnose many medical issues, so Primary Medical Physicians, LLC collects blood, saliva, urine, and other samples in the office for your convenience. The team provides comprehensive primary care, including annual exams, chronic disease management, and other customized care in three offices in Hollywood, Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida. Book your appointment online or set up your lab testing through online scheduling today.
Lab testing involves the collection, processing, and analysis of biological materials like blood, urine, stool, saliva, and mucus from your body.
At Primary Medical Physicians, LLC, the team collects lab testing samples conveniently in the office. They work with a leading laboratory to process your sample and then they analyze your results in detail.
The sample collection process is very straightforward. For urine and stool samples, you’ll visit the bathroom and then provide the sample in a sterile screw-top cup.
For blood tests, the team does either a pinprick on your finger or a tiny puncture in an arm vein to collect your blood sample. Saliva and mucus tests involve swabbing with a long cotton-tipped stick.
The Primary Medical Physicians, LLC team explains exactly what you need to do for the test beforehand.
Lab testing is usually part of an annual physical exam, for example, cholesterol and blood sugar testing.
Some tests are general screening tests, based on your age, lifestyle, medical history, and risk factors for chronic diseases. A complete blood count (CBC) is a common test during annual physicals because it can detect many different problems, like anemia, inflammation, and infections, while also giving you a good picture of your general health.
Other lab testing might be ordered to find the cause of symptoms you’re having. For example, you might need a urine test to check for a urinary tract infection (UTI) if you’re having problems like burning during urination or pelvic pain.
Some lab tests, particularly blood tests, require fasting beforehand, but others don’t need any preparation. The team tells you ahead of time if you need to fast or do anything else when you have a planned lab test.
When your lab test results are in, Primary Medical Physicians, LLC lets you know what they mean. In some cases, you may need to schedule an appointment to review the results in detail before making a plan to address any problems you may have.
Schedule your lab testing online or call Primary Medical Physicians, LLC today.