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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Everybody wants to live a healthier and happier life. One of the best ways to live such a life is by making healthy choices. These choices are made every day throughout the year in the form of diet, lifestyle and taking care of your health. As the year draws by, it is disconcerting to observe that many people have not taken a simple proactive step toward a healthier life, getting your annual blood work performed. Comprehensive blood testing can not only protect your health, but it can give an insightful look into the underlying health problems that need to be monitored and treated. At Health Testing Centers you do not need a physician, a prescription or even health insurance to order a comprehensive panel of blood tests. You can easily get the peace of mind that comes with an annual checkup by ordering your own individualized blood work from Health Testing Centers. Annual blood testing is the most essential step that we should all take to prevent life-threatening diseases. Having an annual blood test has benefits that go far beyond disease prevention. One such benefit is that you can monitor your sex hormone levels, allowing you to take decisive steps to improve your quality of life, perhaps correcting a depressive mental state, abdominal obesity, erectile dysfunction, or improving your memory and energy levels. In addition, you can check on your glucose and hemoglobin A1C (Hba1c) levels to detect diabetes, and know how well your body metabolizes sugar. Other types of blood tests can provide a broad range of diagnostic information assessing vascular, liver, kidney, and blood cell status. By monitoring your key blood levels you can detect biochemical changes that threaten your well-being, quality of life, weight loss, and nutrition. A comprehensive panel of annual blood tests should include testing for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, herpes I/II, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis. If you are sexually active, it is smart for you and your partner to be checked to prevent the risk of being infected. Many diseases are treatable and even preventable if caught early. Annual blood testing can be a powerful tool in identifying hidden risk factors and enabling you to implement effective strategies such as exercise, proper nutrition, supplements and medications to prevent problems from developing.
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 this 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 firther 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.
Nestled in North Carolina, the city, Charlotte has a total of 722,234 residents. In the entire state of North Carolina there are 9,555,403 residents who reside in the state legally. Approximately 7.6% of the stateÍs residents live in Charlotte. Within the state, there are 64 deaths from liver disease. In addition, kidney disease accounted for 143 deaths, while all forms of cancer combined accounted for 1,293 deaths. During the same time period, there were 323 deaths that were caused by stroke. In addition, prostate cancer was responsible for 180 deaths among the city's residents. Prostate cancer accounted for 13.9% of all cancer deaths. Within the city, there were 774 deaths that were a result of coronary heart disease. Diabetes caused an additional 148 deaths. On average, 0.11% of inhabitants were likely to die of coronary heart disease during the year and 0.18% of resident deaths.
|Community Health Data||Charlotte NC|
|Percentage of State Population||7.55%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||773.5|
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.