You do not need an order or a prescription from your... more
You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our tests include everything you need to have the test performed. After ordering, simply bring the requisition form to a LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics location close to you. Present that form and they will collect the proper specimen for your tests. There is no additional payment to the lab. We receive the results and send them directly to you (usually in 1-2 days). less
Most of our patients either don't have health insura... more
Most of our patients either don't have health insurance or don't want to use their health insurance to pay for testing. Our focus is out of pocket paying patients. Because we've been offering lab testing direct to patients since 1980 and at high volume, we have great prices from the lab. We pass that savings onto our patients. Typically, our prices will be 70% less than paying the lab directly. less
Often health insurance companies, or even your docto... more
Often health insurance companies, or even your doctor, will limit the number of blood tests ordered to diagnose a particular symptom or ailment. At Health Testing Centers you are in control. Order any test you choose. less
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in W... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in West Palm Beach as discreet and convenient as possible. All test results are confidential and are not part of your medical record unless you choose to share them with your doctor. less
Health Testing Centers have been providing laborator... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing laboratory blood testing in West Palm Beach for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all West Palm Beach laboratory blood tests. less
Better health can lead to a better life, complete with more energy and greater peace of mind. An easy first step on the road to better health is investing in an annual blood test. When you visit your doctor for a checkup it typically includes a panel of blood work that measures your blood levels for key indicators, providing a current status of your health. At Health Testing Centers you can order the lab tests you need to check your health without visiting a doctor, saving you time and money. Life can be hectic with little time to concentrate on the important things, like your health. In the balancing act between work, family, and life it is all to common to put off routine check-ups. Unfortunately this seemingly small sacrifice can lead to serious problems. It is far more common for someone to track the progress of their financial investments than the key indicators of their health. At Health Testing Centers you do not need insurance or even a primary care doctor to order lab tests. Simple and convenient measurements of your cholesterol, glucose, PSA, vitamin D, and others can indicate trends within you body that if addressed early can dramatically improve your health. Early diagnosis of disorders like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, thyroiditis and even HIV can be the key to successful treatment. If you are serious about investing in your health then an annual blood test is a smart strategy that can yield more productive years to your life. Additionally, if you are sexually active, a periodic analysis of your blood should should include testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis. To be safe both you and your sexual partner(s) should be checked to minimize the risk of these potentially deadly diseases.
Excess cholesterol can lead to heart disease or even a heart attack, and it is a common problem. The other unfortunate truth is the fact that high cholesterol doesn't necessarily have any symptoms, so you will not know that you have it without a blood test. Those who have a family history of heart disease are aware that there is a risk that they may suffer from the same affliction. If you have diabetes, smoke or are overweight, you also have risk factors that could lead to a high cholesterol level. The blood test for cholesterol that you have today could help prevent major issues tomorrow.
Blood testing is the easiest and most common method for determining if your thyroid gland is producing an adequate level of hormones. It is important to note that an under or overactive thyroid can lead to an extensive list of problems, and it can even be fatal. With this in mind, anyone who already has a diagnosed thyroid condition should utilize regular blood testing to help them manage their condition. Additionally, a blood test can help people who have not been diagnosed with this condition discover if symptoms such as unexplained weight gain, memory problems and fatigue are related to a thyroid issue.
The blood test for prostate cancer is called the PSA test. The PSA is the prostate-specific antigen, and it is produced by the prostate gland. Your blood test will show whether the PSA is elevated or not. If the blood test indicates that the PSA numbers are high, the reason may be that cancer is present in the prostate gland. Although this is a possibility, there is also the possibility that there is another cause for the elevated PSA. Not every man that has a high PSA has prostate cancer.
A complete blood count is used to help to determine your overall health. This test measures red blood cells, hemoglobin, platelets, white blood cells and hematocrit. Your red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body and the white blood cells help to fight against infection. Hemoglobin is the protein within a red blood cell that carries the oxygen and hematocrit is the plasma, or fluid portion of a red blood cell. Plate are necessary to ensure that your blood clots properly. If any of these are too high or too low, it can give doctors a solid picture into your current health status.
Diabetes is simply used to denote a condition when the body starts producing excess sugar within the bloodstream. The body of a diabetic patient is unable to deal with the excess sugar by producing insulin. A blood test is necessary in order to determine whether you, or a member of your family, has diabetes. There are standard symptoms of diabetics which are also analyzed besides checking the patient's medical history and carrying out a physical examination. The blood test verifies the level of glucose in the blood. The test is always carried out in the morning when the person hasn't eaten for at least 8 hours. Generally, the test is given twice for obtaining accurate results.
Blood-based pregnancy tests provide many advantages over urine-based ones. With blood-based tests, you can find out if you are pregnant sooner. You only need to have been pregnant at least a week while urine-based tests usually require at least two weeks to have passed. Blood-based tests look at the amount of hCG hormones present in your blood, and this concentration level can also alert medical providers to potential problems with the pregnancy through gestation so any issues that arise can be handled quickly to reduce the risks to the baby's and the mother's health.
Vitamin B12 deficiencies can cause some dangerous symptoms, including anemia, jaundice, fatigue, memory loss, cognitive problems, and even hallucinations. While the symptoms usually start out mild and often go unnoticed, if your body continues to not get enough of this vital vitamin then those symptoms will worsen and can lead to serious blood diseases and neurological problems. Blood tests can determine if you have a B12 deficiency. If you do, the problem is easy to solve: eat more foods containing B12 vitamins or start taking regular supplements to increase your B12 levels.
A Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) test helps to determine the amount of follicle stimulating hormones in a person's blood. In women, FSH controls the production of eggs during ovulation and plays a big part in the menstrual cycle. In a man, FSH are responsible for the sperm count. If someone suspects that they are infertile, they are usually subjected to an FSH blood test. This test helps determine the type and cause of a person's infertility in a person such as a woman's egg supply (ovarian reserve) and a man's sperm count.
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) blood tests serve two useful purposes. First, if you're suffering from unexplained muscle pain, fever, or a sense of just not being yourself, ESR blood tests can help determine if the cause might be inflammation in your body. This inflammation could be caused by certain types of diseases, some forms of arthritis, autoimmune diseases, or other complications that can be treated. Second, if you're already suffering from inflammation in parts of your body, ESR can help monitor your condition, including the effectiveness of your current treatment. Staying informed about what's going on in your body will help you keep your symptoms in check.
Arthritis is a condition in which a person experiences stiffness of the joints, pain, and sometimes swelling. There are over 100 types of arthritis and in order to gain a proper diagnosis, a blood test is necessary. Blood testing to determine a diagnosis is very important step in developing a plan of treatment, as a treatment plan for one type of arthritis may not be appropriate for another type. In addition, arthritis blood testing is needed to monitor the activity of the disease so that treatment plans can be adjusted and adapted accordingly.
Found in the state of Florida is the town of West Palm Beach with a total of 98,795 residents. Since the state of Florida contains just 18,849,600 inhabitants, a total of 0.5% of the residents reside in West Palm Beach. In a one year time span, 10 of the residents died from liver disease. There were 13 deaths from kidney disease in the area. All forms of cancer accounted for 164 deaths. In addition, 32 residents died from a stroke, while 19 deaths were caused by prostate cancer, which accounted for 11.4% of all cancer deaths. During the same time span, the town saw 110 residents die from coronary heart disease. There were also 20 deaths caused by diabetes. In a given year, residents of the area] had a 0.11% chance of dying from coronary heart disease. An additional 0.17% of the town population were likely to die from cancer.
|Community Health Data||West Palm Beach FL|
|Percentage of State Population||0.52%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||109.8|
Sources include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, National Vital Statistics Report Volume 61. Estimates are based on 2010 US Census data extrapolated to the population.