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Blood Work Specialist

Faith Medical Center, P.C. -  - Internal Medicine

Faith Medical Center, P.C.

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Charlotte, NC & Mooresville, NC

The team at Faith Medical Center, in Charlotte and Mooresville, North Carolina, knows that you’re busy and don’t have time for multiple appointments all over the city. They offer in-office lab services including blood work and urinalysis for your convenience. If your provider orders lab testing, it’s completed right at Faith Medical Center. Book your appointment today by calling the practice or use the online scheduling tool.

Blood Work Q & A

Why would I need lab services or blood work?

Lab services such as blood work and urinalysis help your health care provider diagnose and monitor a wide range of health conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney problems
  • STDs
  • Liver function
  • Blood clotting problems

Lab tests provide critical information about the proteins and other substances in your blood and urine. For example, the team at Faith Medical Center can tell if you’ve had a heart attack or if diabetes has impacted your kidney function.

Lab tests can also show your health care provider if your treatment is working. Your provider keeps records of your lab tests and can compare your results to ensure your health is improving.

What are the benefits of in-office lab services?

 

Convenience is the main benefit of in-office lab services. You don’t need to make additional appointments at other lab testing facilities, which saves you time, gas, and reduces your need to arrange for care for your family.

Additionally, in-office lab services provide your test results more quickly than an external lab, which allows your provider to diagnose your condition and start treatment more quickly, and that can reduce your chances of experiencing negative symptoms and poor health.

What should I expect when I need lab services?

If your provider at Faith Medical Center orders lab tests, one of the friendly and knowledgeable technicians will draw blood or provide a sterile beaker for you to give a urine sample. The results are usually available quickly since your provider does not need to wait for an external lab to provide the results.

What happens if my lab tests are positive?

If your lab tests show signs of disease or infection, your provider creates a treatment plan to restore your health. They may prescribe medication such as insulin if you’re diabetic or drugs to lower your cholesterol levels. If you have prediabetes, your doctor may suggest a weight loss program and increased exercise if you’re overweight to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Additionally, if your testing reveals an infection, your provider can prescribe an antibiotic or another drug to help you recover. Your provider could recommend additional testing to gather more information about your condition or medical procedures to heal your body.

Lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes and exercise for weight loss or heart health, may be recommended in addition to medicine for many diseases to enhance your overall health.

Call or schedule an appointment online today at Faith Medical Center.