Health care providers order laboratory tests to evaluate health and diagnose diseases. Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. in Tyler and Lindale, Texas, is a full-service internal medicine practice dedicated to providing comprehensive and convenient care by offering in-house laboratory services. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about laboratory care at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A.
Laboratory services are important because they provide objective data about your health. Laboratory tests use blood, urine, or tissue samples to evaluate health and diagnose diseases.
These tests also provide information about organ function, helping find health problems before they turn into serious issues.
Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. provides comprehensive medical care so they can find and treat the root cause of your health concern. They provide laboratory services, so they get answers to your questions quickly.
Your provider at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. explains what types of laboratory tests you need during your exam. They may need lab tests to screen for diseases or assess general health.
Common laboratory tests include:
CBC is a blood test that measures red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test checks for anemia and infections.
BMP is a blood test that checks blood glucose, electrolyte, and oxygen levels to evaluate general health and organ function.
CMP is a blood test that includes the same measures as the BMP and tests that check blood levels of liver enzymes and proteins. This test assesses kidney and liver function.
A1C is a test for diabetes. It measures your average blood glucose levels over a period of time. This test can diagnose diabetes and monitor diabetes management.
Lipid profile is a blood test that measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
The thyroid test evaluates thyroid hormone levels to diagnose and monitor hypothyroidism.
A urinalysis can diagnose kidney disease, diabetes, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Laboratory services at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. may also include testing for the flu, strep throat, or COVID-19.
Your provider at Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. explains when you can expect results from your laboratory testing. Some test results are available immediately, while others may take a few days or weeks.
Once available, your provider contacts you to discuss the findings and make recommendations.
Some laboratory tests are done before an annual physical exam, so you and your provider can discuss the results at your visit.
Call Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about their laboratory services.