Basic Health Screening
A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel tests many different items; these include the current status of a patient’s kidney, liver, electrolytes along with blood sugar, blood proteins, and total cholesterol. Having low levels or high levels of any of the above statuses will ensure that further work will be recommended. The Basic Health Screening will also include a Complete Blood Count to ensure the patient is healthy.
The Essential Health Screen $89 - CBC (w diff), CMP, Urinalysis and Lipid Profile (HDL, LDL + Triglycerides)
Basic Health Screen $59 - Includes a CBC (w diff), CMP, and a Urinalysis
Cholesterol Test (Lipid Profile) $39 - HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol + Triglycerides
Cholesterol and Heart Blood Testing
Great advances have been made in understanding the field of heart disease. Many tests can be completed to inform a patient of their heart levels. Men are at a high risk for heart disease than women until the women gets older. Having regular heart blood tests will inform the patients of the type of treatment that they need to get healthy or stay healthy.
There is a long list of prostate cancer survivors and urologists who believe that the Prostate Specific Antigen blood test should be completed every year after the age of 50. The National Cancer Institute says that 63 percent of men over the age of 65 have had prostate cancer. The Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA will detect if there is a high level of protein in the male patient’s prostate gland. If the disease is detected early on the fate of this disease would be saved.
Patients need to have the thyroid tested so they know the levels of their hormones. The Thyroid Function Test or Thyroid Profile will determine which type of treatment would be needed for either hyper or hypothyroidism. Many symptoms are tossed aside for a different diagnosis. These could be pregnancy, eating too much or too little, even lack of exercise. If everything is confirmed as not the cause then maybe it is time for another test. The Thyroid Function Test.
The Liver Function Test will determine the extent of damage to the liver. The liver is a very important organ in the human body. The liver produces bile which helps with digestion. The liver also makes proteins, removes toxins, and stores energy from the food that has been eaten. These tests can also be ordered to test for viral infections such as hepatitis or mononucleosis.
The National Cancer Society let the number of deceased people in 2007, 7.6 million people died from cancer related illnesses. Some causes of cancer are still unknown but there are some that are known, such as radiation, smoking, hereditary, and chemical agents. Health Testing Centers are able to do many types of blood tests that will discover the cancer cells during the lab work. The different tests that a patient can very on the cancer cells they want to find. Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Cancer Antigen 19-9, Cancer Antigen 27.29, Cancer Antigen 125, and Alpha-Fetoprotein are the Cancer Screenings that can be done.
Hormone Testing can help put a woman’s mind at ease if they know that the symptoms they have are attributed to menopause and not to a disease or an illness. Many symptoms can be very alarming when they are first happening to a woman. Knowing what her hormone levels are will give her the proper treatment for hormone replacement therapy or she can let it happen naturally. Anti-aging testing of a patient’s hormones will ensure that the levels are either normal or abnormal.
STD Testing Locations in Jacksonville, NC
Blood Testing Lab Locations in Jacksonville, NC
For those who reside in the Jacksonville, NC area, Health Testing Centers have several lab test locations that are set up for patient convenience. Through these testing centers, patients are able to visit the website, heathtestingcenters.com and decide on which test they would like to have performed. Once they have purchased the test, a representative from Health Testing Centers sends a requisition form via email directly to the patient. The patient may choose a LabCorp facility nearest them in the Jacksonville, NC area to go have their test performed. After the patient has had their test and the results are in, a LabCorp staff member will email the results to the patient using HIPAA compliant email.
In the interest of the rising price of healthcare, Health Testing Centers will perform the Essential Health Screening for a cost that can be compared to that of what other testing facilities charge for one blood test. If a patient purchases a basic CBC & CMP, Health Testing Centers will perform basic health screening (CMP, CBC, and UA), complete blood count (CBC) with differential, essential health screening (CBC, CMP, UA, and LP), and metabolic panel (14) comprehensive. When tests such as these are performed, a patient can go to his doctor’s appointment prepared with his test results in hand. This way, there is no waiting for a proper diagnosis.
Health Testing Centers are set up to make the process of test ordering quick and easy for patients. When the patient chooses a test that he would like to be performed on him, he purchases it, and within the hour, a nurse will email him a requisition form. He will take that form to one of the LabCorp testing facilities in the City, Jacksonville, NC area and have the appropriate test performed. When the results are in, a staff member will email them directly to the patient. Depending on which test was performed, this will normally take between 1 and 2 business days.
For general information about blood testing you can visit Lab Tests Online or WebMd.