Laboratory services play an essential role in primary care, and having easy access to these services streamlines your health services. At Galenus Group, a group medical practice serving Lehigh Acres, Florida, and surrounding Lee County, a number of different lab services are available. If you need to book a lab services visit, call or click to find a time that fits your busy schedule.
Laboratory services are a powerful tool that provides insight into how your organs and systems are currently functioning. These tests use a small sample of your blood, urine, or other tissues to evaluate a wide range of factors.
Never before has lab testing been so accurate, nor have there been so many tests for various conditions. Modern laboratory testing takes much of the “guesswork” out of medical practice and empowers practitioners to move forward in the diagnostic or treatment process with a significant volume of information.
One of the primary uses for laboratory services is to create a baseline measure of certain bodily functions. For example, simple blood testing reveals information about the following:
All of this data goes into your medical record, empowering you and your provider to track your health over time.
Lab testing also plays a central role in diagnosing many different health conditions. Your provider might use lab services early in the diagnostic process or to rule out certain conditions as they move closer to determining the source of symptoms.
Finally, lab testing is a great way to track how well your treatment plan or lifestyle modifications are working. This helps your provider know whether you are on track for the desired health improvements or if modifications are necessary.
Some lab tests require you to take certain steps prior to your visit. Adhering to the guidelines provided by your practitioner is important, and it ensures your test results are accurate.
Some tests require you to come in with an empty stomach, so follow any fasting instructions provided. You might be able to have water and other clear fluids before your test.
Urinalysis requires a urine sample, so try to postpone using the restroom in the timeline leading up to your visit. You might also be asked to avoid smoking or strenuous activity in the hours leading up to your test.
Ask your primary care provider if there are any special steps you need to take in preparation for your lab testing. If not, simply go about your normal routines and show up for your testing as scheduled.
To book laboratory services through Galenus Group, call the office today, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.