Urine tests, blood tests, and other kinds of lab work help doctors diagnose illnesses and to monitor effects of various treatments. These tests are valuable in identifying the real cause of symptoms you are experiencing, and ensure that the medications are working as expected. At Southwest Urgent Care & Family Practice, we can perform various laboratory tests to manage your overall health.
CBC, or Complete Blood Count blood test, is the screening tool for those with inflammation, anemia, and infection. It is a test that evaluates the total number of red and white blood cells as well as the platelets within your blood. Also, it is a test that checks the hemoglobin count of your red blood cells. This is also a test that determines whether a patient is healthy enough to have surgery and other procedures.
There are several substances found in your blood that cause clotting after a cut or any other injury. Through this test, doctors can determine whether you are in the risk of bleeding disorders or blood clots. Taking blood thinners, like warfarin and heparin, can be used during clotting tests for monitoring your progress. Abnormal results mean that you have to decrease or increase the dosage of medication to prevent the bleeding problems or help with clotting.
Comprehensive and basic metabolic panels are tools used for determining the function of your liver and kidneys. This will identify any electrolyte imbalances and is helpful in diagnosing other disorders. The basic metabolic panel determines the total amount of chloride, sodium, carbon dioxide, creatinine, potassium, glucose, and BUN, or blood urea nitrogen.
The comprehensive metabolic panel checks the same components in the basic metabolic panel, but also includes albumin, calcium, bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, or AST, and other components within your blood.
This is a useful tool that can determine your possible risk of suffering from a stroke or heart disease. It also determines the total cholesterol level in your body, and gives you a breakdown of the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesterol can reduce the blood flow in your body, which increases your risk of having a heart attack.
At Southwest Urgent Care & Family Practice, we also conduct additional lab tests in house including:
With these additional tests, we are sure to find the reason for the symptoms you have. When you visit our immediate care center, you will be given the appropriate tests to determine your health status. This will help us provide the right medication for your symptoms so you can feel better as soon as possible.
We are located just 2 miles away from the galleria mall in Southwest Houston close to US 59 and Chimney Rock Rd. To access our services, set a schedule online, call us or visit our urgent care center today at (713)640-5754.