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 M... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Mentor 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 Mentor for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all Mentor laboratory blood tests. less
It is no longer necessary to visit a doctor or have health insurance to get you an annual blood screening. You can get the peace of mind of knowing that your blood has been thoroughly checked for signs of potential problems by taking advantage of on-demand lab testing available at Health Testing Centers. By ordering your own blood work it will make it easier for you to manage an illness or other medical condition. In fact, individuals who have not visited a doctor recently can greatly benefit from periodic blood testing at Health Testing Centers, particularly if they are monitoring something specific like high cholesterol, a thyroid disorder, or a prostate problem. Annual screening for sexually transmitted diseases is also something every sexually active person should have performed. Being in control and knowing the particulars of your sexual health is not only incredibly beneficial for you but also for your sexual partners and their sexual partners. Common STDs that should be screened for include HIV/ AIDS, herpes I/II, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis. One should not wait until the appearance of symptoms as some of these diseases can lie dormant, presenting no symptoms at all, for years at a time. Sexually transmitted diseases are usually very treatable and sometimes even curable using affordable medications. The consequences of these diseases are too great to ignore: infertility, cancer, and even death can occur from an untreated sexually transmitted disease. Sexually transmitted diseases and infections often spread through risky behaviors like drug use, sexual promiscuity, and unprotected sex. STD's can be prevented by practicing safe sex, communicating with your sexual partners and limiting the your number of partners. Additionally, to help prevent the spread of these devastating diseases, sexually active people should consider abstinence or maintaining a monogamous relationship, limiting exposure to risky behaviors, obtaining proper vaccinations and immunizations, screening at least yearly for STDs, and always try to practice safe sex.
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.
Your thyroid affects the entire body. The immune system, hair, skin, brain function, nails, weight, metabolism, etc. are all affected by the thyroid. Many people forget about their thyroid, but it can contribute to many problems. Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid issues can even lead to different organs shutting down. In order to know where your levels stand, it's essential to make sure you get the blood testing done. Knowing your levels is a must so you can know if you need to treat the issue or not.
Blood test for liver function is a group of tests done to check a persons liver for injury, infections or disease. It is done also to detect inflammation and damage to the liver. Your overall health can be affected if the liver is not working properly. Hence, that should be a major reason to have a blood test for liver function done. Blood test for liver function helps diagnose viral infection involving the liver. In addition, since the liver plays important roles in the proper functioning of the body, blood test for liver function should be done to look for possible effects of cancer or other disease on the liver.
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.
As iron is one of the most essential components in the making of hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen, the ferritin blood test helps to analyze the stored amount of iron in the body. It is very important to know the level of stored iron because when it gets low, the body signals the liver, bone marrow, spleen and muscles to release the stored iron resulting in iron deficiency. The iron level may also rise, causing an iron overload. Ferritin levels indicate abnormal levels of iron storage before the symptoms begin to occur. Therefore, getting ferritin levels tested can save you from great iron abnormalities.
Are you pregnant? Yes, and then you must go for human chorionic gonadotropin (hGC) test to check the level in your blood. It is pregnancy hormone which is produced by placenta. It get enters into the blood soon after implantation and is detected with pregnancy tests. During the pregnancy period level of hGC increases by double rate on every 48-72 hours as pregnancy progresses. Though hCG level can be checked by urine test as well but it is very important to check the hCG level via blood test. Most of the doctors ask for this test to check other status of patient's pregnancy to check vaginal bleeding or some other miscarriage symptoms.
Kidney plays a role like water RO systems in our body. Whatever you instigate or drink that has salts, minerals and water, kidney is that part that regulate the amount of all these things in our body. The function of the kidney is that it filters out the wastage from our blood and made up urine passed to bladder. The major advantage of the kidney test to check out that both kidney in our body working our properly, measures the level of urea and certain amount of dissolved salt in the body. You just inform your doctors about all running medication if any and do not take excessive meat before going for the blood test.
Estradiol is the form of the hormone called estrogen which is produced in women ovaries, adrenal glands and placenta during pregnancy. Estradiol is developed in men and women. It is responsible to develop female's sexual development and function like breast development and menstruation cycle. In males this hormone is available at low level. Below are the reasons why this test may carry out by the doctors. 1. Absence of secretion of sex hormones 2. Early puberty 3. Late puberty 4. Ovulation 5. Hypothalamic amenorrhea 6. Polycystic ovaries There are no special preparation needed for this test but you may have to consult with your doctor about any ongoing medication that may affect the blood sample.
Drug testing is the evaluation of urine, blood or other type of biological sample to determine if the subject has been using the drug or drugs in question. There are many circumstances that may lead to drug testing: - Pre-employment or random, work-related drug testing to identify on-the-job drug abuse - Drug testing for college or professional athletes - Post-accident drug testing - a vehicular or on-the-job accident which may have involved human error and resulted in casualties or property damage - Safety-related - if an employee's job could lead to safety issues if judgments or physical ability were impaired
The thyroid peroxidase antibody test is often ordered after a patient receives a thyroid disease diagnosis. This test may help the physician determine the cause of the thyroid disease. If the TPO blood test is positive, it means that there are TPO antibodies detected in the blood. This is a sign of an autoimmune disease because TPO antibodies will attack healthy tissue. This test may also be administered to pregnant women to determine if their baby is at risk of developing a thyroid disorder. However, the mere existence of TPO antibodies in the blood does not constitute a positive diagnosis.
Found in the state of Ohio is the town of Mentor with a total of 47,461 residents. Since the state of Ohio contains just 11,537,266 inhabitants, a total of 0.4% of the residents reside in Mentor. In a one year time span, 4 of the residents died from liver disease. There were 7 deaths from kidney disease in the area. All forms of cancer accounted for 89 deaths. In addition, 20 residents died from a stroke, while 10 deaths were caused by prostate cancer, which accounted for 11.6% of all cancer deaths. During the same time span, the town saw 58 residents die from coronary heart disease. There were also 12 deaths caused by diabetes. In a given year, residents of the area] had a 0.12% chance of dying from coronary heart disease. An additional 0.19% of the town population were likely to die from cancer.
|Community Health Data||Mentor OH|
|Percentage of State Population||0.41%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||58.4|
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.