You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our tes... 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
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Charlotte as discreet... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Charlotte 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
Most of our patients either don't have health insurance or don't want to... 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 doctor, will limit the nu... 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
Health Testing Centers have been providing laboratory blood testing in C... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing laboratory blood testing in Charlotte for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all Charlotte laboratory blood tests. less
problem because you aren't experiencing any symptoms. However, there is a chance that a condition is silently developing without giving you any warning. Annual blood testing will help you find out if there is anything that needs to be addressed. When you catch these diseases and disorders in their earliest stages, your condition will be easier to treat, and this is the best reason to engage in annual blood testing. Furthermore, some people are smokers, and annual blood testing can ensure that they are not endangering their health. You can have several different types of blood testing done for many reasons. For example, when people reach the age of 50, their risks for certain medical conditions increase, and blood testing can help detect these diseases. People under the age of 50 can also benefit from blood testing. Some younger individuals have a family history of serious medical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes. The best way to ensure that your cholesterol or blood sugar levels are where they need to be is to have annual blood testing done.
People have known for decades now that high cholesterol level is linked with a higher risk for heart diseases. However, not all cholesterol is bad. Since cholesterol is essentially a type of fat, scientists have found out there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. A healthy body needs a healthy balance of these two. Cholesterol levels are measured through blood samples and can be used to see if a high buildup of bad cholesterol is depositing around the blood vessels Ðthis can narrow the arteries, cause blood clots and heart attacks. Regular tests for cholesterol, warn you about potential risks beforehand.
Bloods tests can ensure your thyroid is working normally. When the thyroid fails, the result is either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Both can be treated with medications, but if left undiagnosed and untreated they can lead to serious complications. Hypothyroidism, for example, can cause enlargement of the thyroid (goiter), an enlarged heart, depression, nerve damage, infertility, and birth defects in children born to mothers with uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, can cause vision loss, osteoporosis, and congestive heart failure.
The prostate is a glandular organ only found in males and is located near the bladder. The function of this gland is to produce some of the fluid found in semen. Most types of prostate cancer is slow growing and blood testing is typically used to determine whether or not further testing, such as a biopsy, is necessary. The blood testing for prostate cancer will reveal the amount of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. Most healthy men have trace amount of PSA in the blood but the higher amounts of PSA, the higher chance a man has of having cancer. Early of detection of elevated PSA levels can give a patient the upper hand in treating a potentially deadly cancer.
You should get a blood test for complete blood count annually. This test counts white blood cells (leukocytes), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and platelets. Having your doctor run tests for an irregular blood count can help find diseases that may not have been noticeable through other screenings. Getting a blood test for your complete blood count is essential for cancer detection. This test also screens for decreased productions of bone marrow, which would go unnoticed otherwise.
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.
With the increase in pollution and the presence of heavy metals in the air, food, water and other products, the risk of ingesting a toxic level of these is high. Heavy metals pose a serious threat to the health and may damage lungs, kidneys, bones, nervous system and the liver. The symptoms can be very general and not alarming, ranging from headache and joint pain to constipation and nausea. More serious symptoms include memory loss, anemia and organ damage. Moreover, in some cases the symptoms only start showing when it is too late and the person has already acquired a deadly disease like Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and even cancer. In order to ensure your health safety, you must get your blood tested for the presence of heavy metals and toxins.
Happened upon in the state of North Carolina, the vicinity of Charlotte has 722,234 people. In the entire state of North Carolina, there are a total of 9,555,403 inhabitants. Altogether, 7.6% of the state's population reside in Charlotte. Liver disease caused 64 deaths, while kidney disease accounted for 143 of the deaths in the city. Altogether, there were 1,293 deaths from cancer. In addition, stroke was the cause of 323 deaths. 180 deaths were caused exclusively by prostate cancer. The city reported that 13.9% of cancer deaths were due to prostate cancer. Coronary heart disease led to 774 deaths among the residents of the area. In a one year time period, there were 148 deaths due to diabetes. A resident in the area had a 0.11% chance of dying from coronary heart disease. An additional 0.18% of residents were likely to die from some form of cancer.
|Community Health Data:||Charlotte, NC|
|Percentage of State Population||7.56%|
|Number of Deaths By Disease:|
|Coronary Heart Disease||774|
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.