Lab Testing Clinic in Virginia
A laboratory test is a method where a doctor collects a sample of your blood, urine, or other bodily fluids to learn more about your medical condition. With the use of efficient lab testing at Nova Patient Care, our skilled professionals assist in the diagnosis of or screening for a specific health issue or disorder. If you are looking to get lab testing done, contact us today or request an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Woodbridge VA, Falls Church VA, Pentagon City VA, Arlington VA, Kingstowne Center VA, Richmond Hwy Alexandria VA, and Alexandra VA.
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Our primary care physicians may order lab tests for a number of reasons, this includes confirming a clinical opinion, establishing a baseline, completing a database, documentation, concern for the patient’s health, etc.
Laboratory tests are ordered on a daily basis, as blood testing along with other services is an important way to keep track of the patient’s overall physical well-being.
Having routine tests done can allow our primary care physicians to see the way your body is continually changing over time and empower the patients to make informed decisions based on their health and any recommendations from their primary care physician.
Typically, primary care physicians will recommend our patients get routine blood work at least once a year, usually around the same time as their yearly physical. A few reasons to get lab tests like blood tests done include:
– Experiencing unusual and persistent symptoms
– Looking to optimize your health
– Reduce the risk of disease or complications
Some of the most common lab tests requested from primary care providers are:
– Blood count
The most common blood test performed. Blood count measures the number of cells in the blood including red and white blood cells and platelets.
– Prothrombin time
Measures how long it takes blood to clot.
– Basic metabolic panel
The basic metabolic panel test measures glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine which can help to determine blood sugar levels, electrolyte, and fluid balance as well as kidney function.
– Comprehensive metabolic panel
This test is normally combined with the basic metabolic panel and six other tests for a comprehensive evaluation of metabolic functions focusing on organ systems.
– Lipid panel
Group of tests used to evaluate cardiac risk.
– Liver panel
A combination of tests is used to assess liver function and establish any possible presence of liver tumors.
– Thyroid-stimulating hormone
Screens and monitors for the function of the thyroid.
– Hemoglobin A1C
Diagnoses and monitors diabetes.
Another common lab test that is requested, is a general screening test used to check for early signs of disease.
To test for the diagnoses and treatment of infections.
Nova Patient Care provides lab services for blood testing, STD and UTI Testing, EKG Testing, drug testing, and much more!
Some of the most common routine tests are:
– Complete blood count
– Chemistry panel
– Thyroid panel
– Nutrient tests for levels of vital nutrients
– Enzyme markers
– Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Your primary care doctor typically orders blood tests for you during your routine yearly physical, checkup, or an appointment intended for a specific purpose. Blood testing is normally fully covered by insurance, however, to be sure, you can contact your insurance provider to get complete clarification. Your primary care physician may also advise you about tests that may require fasting. Fasting helps to level out any levels related to your blood temporarily spiking or dropping due to your food and drink consumption. Fasting for 8-12 hours helps to ensure your blood test results are free from variables, making your test results as accurate as can be.
Some common tests that may require fasting include:
– Blood sugar levels
– Liver function
– Kidney function
– Basic metabolic panel
Yes, we do! At Nova Patient Care we offer lab services to our patients. If you are looking to get lab testing done, contact us today to book an appointment!
Lab tests at Nova Patient Care also be performed to offer more broad information about your organs and bodily systems. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Annandale VA, Arlington VA, Bethel VA, Dale City VA, Falls Church VA, Fort Hunt VA, Franconia VA, Huntington VA, Richmond Hwy Alexandria VA, Idylwood VA, Kingstowne Center Alexandria VA, Lake Barcroft VA, Mclean VA, Newington VA, Old Town Alexandria VA, Pentagon City Arlington VA, Seven Corners VA, Tysons VA, Woodbridge, VA and surrounding areas
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