Sometimes, reported symptoms aren’t enough to get an accurate diagnosis. At Family Urgent Care in Schererville, Indiana, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, you can be sure you get an accurate diagnosis with labs, testing, and X-ray imaging. Asrar Sheikh, MD, and the team help you interpret your results and use them to create an effective treatment plan. To find out if you need labs, testing, or X-rays for any reason, book an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Lab testing provides a way for your physician to gain valuable information about the current state of your health. They might test your blood, urine, saliva, or take a tissue sample.
Once they obtain the sample, they use advanced techniques and technology to evaluate its chemical makeup and compare it to that of a healthy individual of the same age and gender. They might also compare your results to your results from past tests to understand a disease’s progression with treatment.
Family Urgent Care provides many screening tests and lab tests directly in the office for your convenience. Your provider might recommend:
During a biometric screening, your provider measures all of your vital signs. These include your blood pressure to check for hypertension (high blood pressure), height, weight, and other important factors.
During a drug test, the team tests a sample of your blood or urine for chemical indicators of performance-enhancers or illicit recreational drugs. You might need a drug test if you’re an athlete or an employer requires it or if you were involved in a serious accident.
During an STD test, you provide a blood sample, urine sample, or swab. The lab tests it for common STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea, whether or not you have symptoms.
Even if you’ve already taken a home pregnancy test with positive results, Family Urgent Care can provide advanced pregnancy testing in the lab to confirm your results.
A rapid strep test is a quick way to find out whether or not the bacteria that causes strep throat are present in your throat. You can get your results within minutes.
Both TB skin tests and blood tests are available at Family Urgent Care. The skin test requires two visits to check for tuberculosis infection.
Mono is an infectious condition causing fever and fatigue. With a simple blood test, you can find out if you have it and use your results to keep from spreading it.
The team at Family Urgent Care might use a blood test to measure your cholesterol, blood sugar, and other chemical components.
The team contacts you as soon as your lab test results are available and tells you what they mean for your health and treatment.
X-ray imaging is a technique your physician might use for a view of the bones, organs, and tissues in your body.
During the test, the X-ray machine sends electromagnetic waves through your body. Your tissues absorb some of the waves while others pass through. The result is a black and white image showing the various parts of your body in shades of grayscale. For example, your bones absorb most of the energy, so they appear white in the image.
Family Urgent Care uses X-ray imaging to diagnose bone fractures, pneumonia, locate foreign bodies, and more.
Labs, testing, and X-rays aren’t necessary during every visit. Your physician might ask that you get an X-ray or lab test during a sick visit to help diagnose an illness or identify an injury.
If you have a chronic disease or are at risk, you might need lab tests, X-rays, or both during your annual physical exams. Certain tests can help screen for diseases before you experience any symptoms. Your provider explains how lab testing or X-ray imaging benefits you.
To find out more about the advanced lab testing and X-ray technology available at Family Urgent Care, call the office or book your appointment online today.
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