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You can order your own laboratory testing from Health Testing Centers and walk-in to a local lab location to have your testing services performed. Monitor your blood chemistry and biomarkers by ordering lab work such as complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic panel (BMP). These common blood tests include a doctor's order and provide the blood chemistry associated with an annual checkup. Doctors are valuable health managers; however, they should not be the only ones involved in decision making, when it comes to your health and wellness.
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Direct-access lab tests are exactly the same tests conventionally-ordered by your physician from the same CLIA certified laboratories. When you order tests from Health Testing Centers you pay with a credit card and walk-in to a LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics patient service center. To find a patient service center near you please enter your zip code into our Lab Locator to find a local clinical laboratory open now.
Alternatively you can choose to have an at-home test kit sent to you. You pay private-pay prices when ordering a test online. There are no additional fees for lab services. Online checkout is simple and we do not bill your health insurance company. All test orders and lab results are reviewed by our physicians. In the event that any of your lab results are out-of-range, you will see clear flag next to the value. If your have questions regarding your lab results please call our phone number to speak with a testing specialist.
We make the process simple and convenient to order blood tests. You may be curious about your glucose levels or concerned about kidney disease. If you have a family history of heart disease, checking your cholesterol levels, can help manage your risk of heart attack. At Health Testing Centers we offer you the power to quantify and manage your personal risk factors by ordering your own blood test online at an affordable price.
Typically the test panels that you order are based upon your individual health concerns. Following are ten of the most important test panels commonly ordered, particularly when you are in need of a general checkup:
A complete blood count or CBC is the most common test ordered by physicians. This test measures the type and number of blood cells, specifically providing the following:
A CBC is typically ordered to evaluate your general health. It screens for a number of disorders and can even evaluate your nutritional status.
A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a combination of popular tests performed when your see a healthcare provider. It provides general information regarding how well your body is performing. The following tests are included in a BMP:
The BMP can be used to screen for a number of medical concerns:
The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), also known as a complete metabolic panel, combines a basic metabolic panel with the following additional tests to provide a better status of your organ systems and metabolic functions:
A doctor often recommends that you get routine blood work at least once a year. However, this should be considered an absolute minimum. Common reasons to order test more often include:
Most routine diagnostic lab tests require a blood sample. It’s a brief, generally painless experience (a quick sting or less discomfort level) but it often causes anxiety, especially for those who are needle-phobic (trypanophobia) or don’t like the sight of blood, especially their own. The entire procedure generally takes less than five minutes. A skilled healthcare professional can perform a lab draw with hardly any discomfort at all, quickly and easily.
The procedure for drawing blood is called venipuncture. A health professional will ask you to raise your sleeve and wrap an elastic band (tourniquet) around the upper part of your arm to apply pressure, which causes veins to swell with blood. The skin surface is cleaned with antiseptic and a small needle inserted inside the elbow or on the back of the hand. The blood is then withdrawn and collected in a vial or a syringe. When the needle is removed, the elastic band is also removed, a cotton ball placed on the puncture site and if needed, a small bandage applied to stop the bleeding.
If you have been scheduled for tests, it’s always a good policy to ask whether you should fast in preparation for those tests. If your tests are fasting tests, you will need to refrain from eating anything at all for eight to twelve hours before your blood is drawn. Beverages, such as your usual morning coffee, tea or orange juice, should be avoided until after your appointment as well. However, you can – and should – drink plenty of plain water. Being well-hydrated for tests is important, making it easier for the lab technician to draw your blood, and water will not affect your test results. In most cases, it is fine to take your regular medications before your appointment, but ask your doctor to be sure, since some medications can cause inaccurate test results.
Tests that can be significantly affected by food intake include two main groups of tests; blood glucose testing and lipid level testing. The issue is that levels of both glucose and lipids – including LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides – fluctuate during the day according to what types of foods and beverages are ingested. Should these levels be tested at a high point, soon after a sugary drink or a fatty meal, results could come back artificially high, since the standardized reference range that your numbers will be compared with to interpret your test results is based on fasting tests. Of course, any treatment you receive for blood sugar or lipid related health issues will be, to some extent, based on those test results, so artificially inflated readings can lead to more aggressive treatment than is necessary.
This depends to a great extent on the specific test ordered. It also depends upon the lab that will be processing your blood sample and compiling your tests results. Here at Health Testing Centers, most test results are delivered directly to the patient within one or two business days, although there are a few specific tests that can take slightly longer to complete.
Lab reports can look different, as each facility has its own reporting format. Yet all contain certain information which is mandated by federal legislation. Some labs include additional information that is not required. If you have specific questions on how to read your lab reports, ask for help from your healthcare provider. Typically, lab reports include:
Be aware that some test results are false-positive, meaning that they show a condition or disease is present when it is not. A false-negative test does not detect what is being tested for, even when the condition is present. Discuss all results with a healthcare provider, including those that are inconsistent or inconclusive.
While this varies according to the specific test or tests done, tests results generally display their findings of the targeted markers as compared to a normal range. An important thing to consider as you go over test results is that there is a reason that normal is expressed as a range, rather than an absolute number; No two people have the exact same normal. This natural variation among individuals is the reason that routine testing is recommended, because it works to establish your own personal baseline on important health markers.
HTC patients can visit either Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp patient service centers. Combined, they have over 3500 locations. To find the closest PSC to you, enter your zip code into our LAB LOCATOR. Or you can see the labs listed in each state and city below:
Lab tests are the basis of most health decisions. Purchase your tests from Health Testing Centers, a leading provider for over 30 years.