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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 A... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Augusta 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 Augusta for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all Augusta laboratory blood tests. less
Getting an annual blood test can help pinpoint and manage a wide variety of medical issues before they get out of hand. For example, a Basic Health Screening, a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) available from Health Testing Centers, can help indicate whether or not an individual is exhibiting signs of a number of conditions: anemia, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels, increased liver enzymes, or a simple infection. These are potential medical conditions could lead to serious complications if they are left undetected and untreated for an extended period of time. Ordering annual or semiannual blood testing that includes a minimum of a CBC and CMP can provide you with many critical insights into your health. There are other tests available through Health Testing Centers that can identify the early signs of heart disease, kidney trouble, liver disease, diabetes, cancer, thyroid disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Key metrics revealed through a convenient test available at a local lab can identify biological changes that lead to many serious health issues. Additionally, getting an annual blood test will make it easier for you to manage any illnesses or other conditions that you are already dealing with. In fact, individuals who are unable to visit a doctor regularly can greatly benefit from getting blood tests at Health Testing Centers at least once a year, especially if they need to keep an eye on something specific such as high cholesterol, a thyroid disorder, or a prostate problem. Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to have health insurance or to pay for an expensive doctor's office visit fee in order to undergo this annual procedure. Instead, you can have the peace of mind that is associated with knowing that your blood has been thoroughly checked for a wide variety of potential problems by taking advantage of blood testing offered directly to consumers at Health Testing Centers.
Cholesterol is a vital component present in the lipids of blood. It helps in building cell membranes. Excess cholesterol, however, is highly disadvantageous since it causes building up of fat deposits inside the blood vessels. This results in blockages hindering the way of continuous blood flow. High level of cholesterol may result in a stroke or a heart attack. Fortunately, there are blood tests that can measure the level of cholesterol inside your body. Regular checks enable you to ensure that the cholesterol levels in your body are manageable. One of the most important reasons that make a blood test for cholesterol essential is that there are no visible symptoms of high cholesterol. That is why it is also referred to as the silent disease'.
The thyroid gland works to form thyroid hormones through combining iodine with an amino acid. Having the thyroid tested can give you insight when it comes to your metabolism and to ensure that the gland is working properly. If the thyroid is underactive it can result in a sluggish metabolism, weight gain, fatigue and constantly feeling cold. If the thyroid is overactive it can result in constantly feeling hot, rapid heart rate and weight loss. The most sensitive test for thyroid function is the thyroid stimulating hormone blood test, but others may also be performed to check total thyroid function, including: - T4 - T3 - Antithyroid antibody test - Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin test
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 (CBC) is a multifaceted test that can be performed for a number of reasons. Fundamentally, it measures the red blood cell count, platelet count, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and white blood cell count. These measurements can assist in evaluating the effectiveness of current treatments, the diagnosis of conditions, or to gauge a person's overall physical health. While a CBC test can be beneficial to any person, it is particularly useful in diagnosing illnesses such as anemia and leukemia.
Testing for Hemoglobin A1C is one of the best ways to find out the status of your glucose. This test helps measure the blood sugar a person has over the last 2 to 3 months. This is an important test because it is the independent predictor of many sorts heart disease risks in an individual, whether that individual has diabetes or not. Similarly, hemoglobin A1C levels also help people with diabetes to make important lifestyle changes and prevent complications related to diabetes. Since hemoglobin A1C is not affected by the same things which cause fluctuations in daily glucose monitoring, it gives a more accurate and precise picture for sugar control.
Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by both males and females, and has an effect on puberty and fertility in both genders. Blood tests for testosterone are performed to check for low levels of testosterone in males and for high levels of the hormone in females. Although testosterone in men is associated with sex drive only, it is important to know that it also affects muscle mass, bone strength, facial hair, energy level, mood, etc. However, hypogonadism or low testosterone level is medically treatable and can help improve your lifestyle. Hypogonadism is not age-dependent and can happen to anyone at any age. If your sex drive is on the low lately, you are experiencing mood swings, feel sleepy after dinner, or your work efficiency is decreasing, it is advisable to get tested.
A blood test is necessary to check whether the Vitamin D level in your body fulfills your body's requirements, or if you are suffering from vitamin D deficiency. The most accurate test to determine vitamin D level is the 25 hydroxyl Vitamin D blood test, which shows the amount of vitamin D present in the blood. A healthy person has vitamin D level of about 20 Nano gram/ millimeter to 50 Nano gram/ millimeter in his blood. It is usually recommended to undergo the vitamin D blood test from fall through winter, since the vitamin D levels are lowest at that time of the year. Vitamin D is acquired through exposure to the Sun. In case an individual feels fatigued and short of breath, they must get tested for Vitamin D deficiency. Also, if there is a hereditary trend of cardiacvascular diseases in the family of an individual, they must get tested for this deficiency as it can increase the risk of cardiac arrest.
Homocysteine are primarily amino acids produced by the body as a byproduct of meat consumption. If they are present in higher than normal levels, it can lead to coronary heart disease. It also automatically leads to an increased risk of vascular inflammation, blood clot formation, strokes and Alzheimer's disease. The test is intended to figure out whether a person is prone to heart disease and stroke or not. Moreover, getting a blood test for homocysteine, will lead to discovering the extent of the problem faced by the individual and help plan a suitable treatment which is needed to bring homocysteine levesl into the desired range. The test also helps in the identification of folic acid deficiencyies.
Getting your blood type tested enables you to know your blood group and determine the type of blood components of your specific blood type. The results of the blood type test are based on the antigens that are present in the red blood cells of the person, which determine the blood group. This test is critical in situations where blood transfusions need to be done. When there is a person who requires a blood transfusion, it needs to be ensured that the blood that is to be transfused is compatible with the blood and blood components of that specific individual. Contrary to this, severe consequences may arise that may even turn out fatal in some instances.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can cause your joints to become stiff, painful and swollen. There are different blood tests that can help to make the diagnosis of arthritis. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a test that can show elevated levels of inflammation in the body. A C-reactive protein is a bit better than the ESR in reflecting the level of inflammation in the body. Another test that can help to point to different types of arthritis is a blood test that tests for the genetic marker HLA-B27. All of these can be done when making the diagnosis of arthritis.
Oriented in the state of Georgia, the township of Augusta has 194,440 individuals. Altogether, the state of Georgia has 9,716,069 people. Of this total state population, 2.0% of the residents reside in Augusta. The city saw 15 deaths from liver disease over one year and 42 deaths from kidney disease. Calculated together, the area had 340 total deaths from cancer. Over the course of the year, 90 people died from a stroke. There were also 50 deaths from prostate cancer alone. Statistically, this means that every cancer death had a 14.6% chance of being caused by prostate cancer. There were 174 deaths from coronary heart disease. An additional 45 residents died from diabetes during the same time span. A resident of the city has a 0.09% of dying from coronary heart disease annually. They also have a 0.17% possibility of dying from some form of cancer.
|Community Health Data||Augusta GA|
|Percentage of State Population||2.00%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||174.4|
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.