Laboratory tests such as urinalysis and complete blood counts (CBC) can alert you to potentially serious health problems, including high cholesterol and kidney disease. The team at Coastal Medical Group in Webster and Houston, Texas, proudly offers these and other tests via their on-site laboratory. If you want to access convenient and accurate testing, request your appointment today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.
On-site Laboratory Q & A
Laboratory tests are screening procedures used to evaluate samples of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A laboratory technician, or your Coastal Medical Group provider, examines these samples to see if your results fall within the normal, healthy ranges.
The tests refer to ranges because what is considered normal depends on your age, sex, and medical history.
In addition, a variety of factors influence your test results. These include the foods and beverages you eat and drink, the prescription medications or supplements you take, and how well you followed pre-test instructions.
Your doctor might also compare your test results to previous tests to monitor your progress over time.
The team at Coastal Medical Group has an in-house Quest Diagnostic Lab on-site. They regularly perform a variety of screening procedures, including:
Complete blood count (CBC)
A complete blood count (CBC) is a screening procedure used to detect certain conditions and diseases that affect your blood cells, including anemia, inflammation, bleeding disorder, and certain types of cancer. A CBC can also provide insights on high cholesterol and vitamin deficiency.
Urinalysis is a type of screening test used to diagnose and monitor conditions that affect your bladder and urinary tract, including kidney disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and sexually transmitted diseases.
Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)
A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) provides you with valuable insights regarding your metabolism, including the health and overall function of your kidneys and liver. CMPs also test your electrolyte levels, your blood proteins, and blood glucose.
To determine the type of laboratory screening procedures you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at Coastal Medical Group.
Following an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your doctor can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.
If you’re relatively healthy and visiting the office for an annual physical, your doctor might recommend a complete blood count and urinalysis.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling fatigued or experiencing symptoms such as blurry vision or irritability, your provider may recommend a comprehensive metabolic panel.
Take advantage of on-site laboratory testing at Coastal Medical Group today, call the office nearest you, or click the online booking tool to request your appointment.