Lab Services Q & A

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    What lab services does Access Medical Clinic provide on site?

    Access Medical Clinic’s on-site lab is equipped with the highest-quality, state-of-the-art technology designed to support a comprehensive array of testing options, including urinalysis and blood work to provide the medical staff with immediate results. Tests can be performed to help monitor ongoing or chronic medical conditions, as well as help diagnose and evaluate acute conditions and symptoms. The lab also offers screening tests and panels to look for risk factors that can help patients manage their health proactively and avoid serious medical diseases and conditions.

    How can I tell which types of tests and screening panels I need?

    Sometimes, tests are directly related to an ongoing condition that’s already been diagnosed, and sometimes they’re ordered to determine if a new or undiagnosed disease or condition is present based on your current symptoms. Other times, screening tests may be ordered based on your personal or family medical history, age or other personal or lifestyle factors. Based on information you provide during your office exam, your doctor will be able to advise you on recommended lab work to help you stay healthy.

    How does an on-site lab benefit me and my health?

    Having a lab at the same location as your healthcare provider is beneficial in several ways:

    • It’s convenient, eliminating the need to schedule testing and travel elsewhere, both of which can take a considerable amount of time and effort.
    • You get results faster since there’s no need to fax, email or mail results from an off-site lab to your doctor’s office.
    • There’s less chance of error compared to major labs that have hundreds or thousands of tests to perform, and there are no delays between the time the results are determined and the time the doctor receives them, so you can receive care more quickly.