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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 W... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Westerville 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 Westerville for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all Westerville laboratory blood tests. less
If you are concerned about maintaining good health you need to consider making an annual blood test part of your routine. At Health Testing Centers we make regular blood work conveniently available without needing to visit a physician. This can be particularly beneficial if you don't have a primary care doctor or even insurance. By ordering online or by phone our medical professionals give you access to the blood tests that you need. When ordering blood tests its important to consider issues that are critical to you based on your personal and family medical history. Regular blood work can help you catch future diseases in time to allow you to get a disease-prevention or treatment plan set in action. Glucose / hemoglobin levels, cholesterol, PSA, thyroid hormones, and cancer antigens are a few important biological metrics revealed in blood work that can help you and your physician decide if you are at risk for specific diseases. Everyone wants to know how to improve their health and add years to their lives. One simple answer is to get in the healthy routine of ordering annual blood work that has been customized to your needs and concerns. Annual blood tests allow you to see if your body is going through critical shifts and catch these changes before they transform into diseases like cancer, diabetes, thyroiditis, heart disease etc. In addition to disease prevention, annual blood work also has other benefits; it can help you in making important lifestyle changes. For example, monitoring the levels of your hormones can help you take steps to control stress, manage depression, improve your energy, and lose weight. Similarly, many times our low energy and lethargy is because of hormone fluctuations that can be revealed by a blood test. Other important factors that can be influenced by managing your health through proactive blood testing include lowering your blood sugar, managing your cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and improving your nutrition, to name but a few.
Cholesterol is a fat like substance found in all cells of the body. High density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are necessary in all humans as long as their blood levels are within healthy parameters. However, when HDL cholesterol is found in the blood at high levels, it puts the body at risk for developing coronary heart disease, which can have deadly consequences. Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque, which is a substance that is composed of cholesterol, fat, and other substances, builds up in the arteries of the heart causing blockages and if the disease and plaque buildup is left untreated, can cause heart attacks. Blood testing for cholesterol can ultimately give a person the opportunity learn about what he or she could be at risk for and possibly prevent life altering diseases.
Getting blood tests for your thyroid helps to determine if your thyroid gland is in good shape and working well. The thyroid gland is important because it makes hormones which regulate and control the way your body utilizes its energy. Thyroid hormones are essential for the brain's normal development, especially during the initial years of a baby's life. Similarly older children need thyroid hormones to grow properly and adults need them for their metabolism to work well. Thyroid tests help you determine if there is an over stimulation of the hormones causing low energy levels and bad health. In children, it helps regulate intellectual disability problems.
Early detection of prostate cancer dramatically increases your chances of fighting the disease. One early indicator of prostate cancer is elevated levels of prostate-specific antigens (PSAs). Blood tests are used to measure these levels and to show whether or not you might be at risk for prostate cancer. Plus, regular PSA screenings can show if the levels are increasing or declining over time which is a much better determiner of your cancer risk. These blood tests are also more effective and less invasive than traditional digital rectal exams.
A complete blood count tells you everything there is to know about your blood in the general sense. It checks your hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, the lower count of which may be indicative of anemia and a number of other diseases or disorders. It also checks your red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood platelet levels along with the mean corpuscular volume which is the size of your red blood cells.
Diabetes is a medical condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is caused by the reaction the body has to a substance called insulin, which is created by the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the cells that create insulin. In type 2 diabetes the body becomes unaffected by normal amounts of insulin and the pancreas attempts to overcompensate for this by creating additional insulin which creates extra glucose appearing in the blood stream. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is known as gestational diabetes. This is when pregnancy hormones in a woman's body make her immune to normal amounts of insulin and again, the pancreas attempts to over compensate. In any of these instances, proper blood glucose testing is necessary to maintain health, properly treat the disease, and stave off any possible complications including kidney disease, heart disease, nerve problems, and stroke.
Most women think that a pregnancy test is as simple as purchasing a home pregnancy test and use it to test urine in the morning. If the HCG hormone is present, the pregnancy test is positive. In actuality, things may not be so simple. Of course, hormone pregnancy tests are reliable but doctors usually do not depend on them. A blood pregnancy test is essential that enables the physician to become sure about your pregnancy. The test is carried out by drawing a tiny amount of blood from the veins and testing it for HCG. This is the most reliable way of determining the presence and the level of HCG.
Vitamin B12 is essential for the nervous system. It also helps in producing the red blood cells. The usual symptoms of deficiency of Vitamin B12 include itching, prickling, sensations in the skin, and fatigue. It can also cause serious psychiatric problems. Blood test for Vitamin B12 is carried out in order to verify the level of this vitamin in blood. This is a very useful test that helps the physician analyze the deficiency and recommend supplement. The results of the test are, however, unique for every individual. The test results might be normal for a person but the level of Vitamin B12 may not be sufficient for his / her unique physique. The physician carrying out this test should be experienced and must be able to analyze the deficiency with the help of a combination of test results and the noticeable symptoms
Follicle Stimulating Hormones are created by the pituitary gland. In men the hormone helps sperm production and in women, it aids it egg production and the regularity of a woman's menstrual cycle. A Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) blood test is typically done to determine the cause of infertility in males and females, investigate irregularities in a woman's menstrual cycle, determine the presence pituitary gland growths, or to deduce why a child may be experiencing early or delayed puberty. In the event this blood test is being done for infertility reasons, it would determine if a man's sperm count is low and in a woman would evaluate her egg supply.
ESR test or Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate tests are tests which help to determine clotting irregularities in a persons' blood. This test determines the rate at which blood cells sink to the bottom of a glass test tube. In the case of an infection or a disease, the blood cells clot together and sink to the bottom quickly. An ESR test is also very helpful in helping to detect a variety of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Kawasaki disease, and lupus etc. Even though the ESR test is not specific to one single disease, it is still an invaluable test to have if you feel that your health is on the decline.
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.
Established in Ohio, the area, Westerville contains a total of 36,164 residents. Altogether, the state of Ohio there are 11,537,266 residents. Out of this number of residents, a total of 0.3% of the state's residents lived within the city of Westerville. Out of the total number of deaths in the city, there were 3 deaths from liver disease. At the same time, kidney disease led to 6 deaths. All forms of cancer accounted for 68 deaths. Strokes were the cause of 15 deaths, while prostate cancer was the cause behind 8 deaths. Prostate cancer was the cause of 11.6% of all cancer deaths. At the same time, there were 45 deaths from coronary heart disease. Diabetes accounted for 9 deaths. On average, 0.12% of the population were likely to die of coronary heart disease during the year and 0.19% of the inhabitants in the area die from some form of cancer each year.
|Community Health Data||Westerville OH|
|Percentage of State Population||0.31%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||44.5|
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.