Diagnostic tests are often essential for finding the source of your symptoms, and they play a vital role in monitoring ongoing health problems. Sherif Hassan, MD, at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care in Lanham, Maryland, provides on-site lab services that give you convenient access to advanced testing facilities. For more information about the extensive range of lab services available at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Lab services are essential tools that help your Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care provider discover what’s making you sick and monitor your health.
Lab tests use various substances from your body. You’re most likely to give blood and urine samples, but your tests might require other substances, such as stool, cells, or discharge fluids, depending on your symptoms.
Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care has an on-site phlebotomy (blood draw) service, so you don’t have the inconvenience of traveling to another clinic to give a blood sample. It offers in-house lab services in partnership with specialist provider Quest Diagnostics™.
Your provider determines which lab services you need after conducting a physical exam, checking your medical history, and finding out about your symptoms. Common lab services include:
A CBC covers numerous health indicators, including anemia and infections. It helps your provider get a picture of your general health and identify areas requiring further investigation.
Infectious disease tests cover a vast range of conditions, from strep throat and infectious mononucleosis (mono) to urinary tract infections (UTIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
A CMP looks at your body's fluid and mineral levels. It shows your doctor how well your kidneys and liver work.
Chronic disease tests cover many conditions, from measuring your blood sugar and cholesterol levels to identifying nutrient deficiencies. Lab tests also identify antinuclear antibodies (ANAs), which you produce when you have an autoimmune disorder and are vital for cancer screening.
Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care lab services provide results that help diagnose multiple conditions, including:
Lab services are also available to identify infections like Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastric ulcers, and for people with fertility problems to measure their reproductive system hormones.
Other services include Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer and echocardiogram procedures to check how well your heart’s functioning.
To find out more about Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care’s extensive lab services, call the office or book an appointment online today.