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In-House Laboratory Testing

In-House Laboratory Testing

In-House Laboratory Testing services offered in Temple Hills and La Plata, MD

If you need blood tests, urine testing, or other lab tests to detect or rule out specific medical problems, the experts at Faithfirst Health Clinic and Urgent Care, LLC, in Temple Hills and La Plata, Maryland, offer a convenient solution. The experienced providers provide in-house laboratory testing for an accurate and timely diagnosis. Call the office nearest you to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

In-House Laboratory Testing Q&A

What is in-house laboratory testing?

In-house laboratory testing at Faithfirst Health Clinic and Urgent Care, LLC, includes blood tests, urine testing, tissue swabs, biopsies, Pap tests, and other diagnostic tests your provider completes during an office visit. It’s a convenient option that eliminates the need to schedule a separate appointment at a lab-testing facility.

Why might I need in-house laboratory testing?

Your primary care specialist may recommend in-house laboratory testing to screen you for:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • COVID-19
  • Strep throat
  • Flu
  • High cholesterol
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Diabetes 
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Other chronic diseases

In many cases, the earlier your provider detects a medical problem, the easier it is to treat and recover from.

What should I expect during in-house laboratory testing?

What you can expect during in-house laboratory testing depends on which test is the most appropriate for your personalized needs. You can complete each test during a physical exam, wellness checkup, or urgent care visit.

Your provider might take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm, have you urinate into a cup for lab analysis, or swab the inside of your nose or the back of your throat. Saliva tests also help detect the presence of COVID-19.

During a tissue biopsy, your provider takes a tiny sample of abnormal tissues to screen for skin cancer or other types of cancer.

A Pap test helps detect cervical cancer using a swab of the surface of a woman’s cervix during a pelvic exam. Your provider can also swab genital or anal tissues to screen for certain STDs.

When will I receive my results?

The time it takes to receive in-house laboratory test results depends on the type of test you complete. You might receive the results during your appointment, later on the same day, the next day, or within several days.

When your Faithfirst Health Clinic and Urgent Care, LLC, specialist receives the results, they review them with you and let you know if you need further diagnostic testing, watchful waiting, or treatment for an illness or disease.

To take advantage of in-house laboratory testing at Faithfirst Health Clinic and Urgent Care, LLC, or find out if it’s right for you, call the office nearest you or use the online booking feature today.