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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 F... more
At Health Testing Centers we make blood testing in Florence 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 Florence for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on all Florence laboratory blood tests. less
We have all been told that it is important to make an appointment with our doctor every year to have a thorough physical exam and that includes blood testing. The blood tests associated with an annual checkup measure important metrics of your overall health. Unfortunately for many reasons, whether its not having a doctor or insurance, or not having the time or money, many of us skip this important practice. At Health Testing Centers you can order your own blood tests and ensure that you have the core numbers that you need to monitor your health. Of course, there are general blood tests that everyone should have to assess overall health (CBC, CMP, and Lipid Profile) but it is also important to factor in your family and personal medical history when considering the test metrics that are key for you to stay healthy. There are hundreds of blood tests that can be done, but when its time for your annual checkup make sure that you at least consider the following tests: Complete blood count and chemistry panel, Fibrinogen, Hemoglobin A1C, DHEA, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Prostate-specific antigen (for men), Homocysteine, C-reactive protein, Thyroid stimulating hormone, Testosterone (free), Estradiol, Cholesterol and triglycerides, HIV antibody, Vitamin D. Blood testing is a quick and simple way to get a full picture of your overall health. Having these tests done once a year will allow you to keep a close eye on your health and any changes that may be occurring. Your blood test results can be compared over time and shared with your doctor at your next physical so that you and your doctor can talk about things like diet, lifestyle changes or altering any current medical treatments if necessary.
Cholesterol is required for the proper functioning of cells. Proper cholesterol levels are necessary for the cells in your body to function properly and for your body to be in rhythm functioning at an optimal level. Getting a blood test for cholesterol is a good way for you to keep track of your cholesterol levels and live a healthy life. Cholesterol tests are often prescribed to heart patients as high cholesterol levels can be indicative of impending cardiacvascular diseases. If you have a history of cardiacvascular illnesses, or have been experiencing chest pains, you should get a cholesterol test done.
Detecting various problems with the thyroid gland is an important part of any health plan. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system, and problems with this gland can cause a variety of abnormalities. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can be detected through a blood test that measures the amount of thyroid hormone circulating within the bloodstream. Symptoms of a problem with the thyroid include significant changes in weight, energy, temperature tolerance, blood pressure and other hormonal symptoms. The TSH blood test is designed to detect thyroid-stimulating hormone levels that fall outside of a standardized laboratory range of .3 to 4 mIU/L.
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.
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.
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.
Vitamin D does more than make your bones stronger. Too little Vitamin D may be related to a host of other serious health problems, including cancer, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Without enough vitamin D, your bones may become weak, you may experience bone pain and muscle weakness, and even suffer from cognitive problems at a great rate as you age. Blood tests provide the most accurate information about your Vitamin D levels and allow you to monitor those levels as you increase your vitamin intake.
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.
Blood tests for arthritis can be helpful in determining the kind of arthritis that a person has and whether they have it or not. Most of these tests are done to detect inflammation. Depending upon the results of the tests, you can find out whether you have arthritis or not and on the basis of that, you can start getting your treatment. These tests are usually done by a doctor or they can also be performed at home after which the blood sample would need to be sent to a lab for testing.
Situated in the state of South Carolina, the city of Florence contains a total of 36,526 residents. The entire state of South Carolina has 4,635,405 residents. A total of 0.8% of the stateÍs inhabitants live in Florence. In one year, there were 4 deaths from liver disease and an additional 7 deaths from kidney disease. All forms of cancer accounted for 67 deaths. There were 17 deaths caused by strokes and 10 deaths from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer was the cause of 14.3% of all cancer deaths. During the same time period, there were 39 deaths due to coronary heart disease. In addition, there were 8 deaths caused by diabetes. On average, 0.11% of residents were likely to die of coronary heart disease during the year and 0.18% of deaths.
|Community Health Data||Florence SC|
|Percentage of State Population||0.78%|
|Number of Dealths by Disease|
|Coronary Heart Disease||39.4|
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.