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Lab Services

What are Lab Services?

Lab services are diagnostic tests that detect underlying medical issues invisible to the naked eye and may alert you to potentially serious issues when they are easiest to treat. They analyze samples of your bodily fluids, like blood, urine, or saliva, to determine your risk of conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

What are some common lab services?

The team at Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic offers various lab services, including:

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

A complete blood count is a lab test that measures your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It’s an easy and effective way to determine your nutritional status or to evaluate symptoms like weakness, bruising, and fatigue.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

A basic metabolic panel measures certain nutrients in your blood, like potassium, chloride, and sodium.  We use this information to assess your kidney function as well as your electrolyte and fluid balance.

Lipid Panel

A lipid panel measures the number of fats (lipids) in your blood. If you have too much “bad” cholesterol, you are more likely to experience cardiovascular issues, such as a heart attack or a stroke.

Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C)

A glycated hemoglobin test, or A1C test, measures your average blood sugar over the last few months. If you receive a reading of 6.7% or higher on two separate tests, it means you have diabetes

Urinalysis

Urinalysis analyzes a sample of your urine.  Our experienced medical team uses the urinalysis results to diagnose chronic medical conditions such as kidney disease and diabetes.

Cultures

A culture is a laboratory test that involves your provider collecting a sample of saliva. This type of test can diagnose illnesses such as a urinary tract infection, strep throat, or COVID-19.

Thyroid Function Test

A thyroid function test is a collective term for blood tests used to check the function of the thyroid. TFTs may be requested if a patient is thought to suffer from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, or to monitor the effectiveness of either thyroid-suppression or hormone replacement therapy.

What type of lab services might benefit me?

Before ordering any lab services, the experienced medical team at Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic will review your medical records and asks about the reason for your visit. After gathering the necessary information, they may order additional tests to address your medical needs. If you would like to schedule lab services, call us or schedule your appointment online today.

  • COVID-19 Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • HIV Screenings
  • STD Screenings