On-site labs make it easy to diagnose underlying medical issues like high cholesterol, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). At Penn’s Rock Primary Care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the caring family medicine specialists, Monika Vansant, DO, Abigail Tyler, CRNP, and the team provide a variety of labs in-house to maximize convenience and quality of care. To schedule an appointment for on-site labs, call the office or book online today.
On-site labs are a group of tests that analyze samples of your bodily fluids, like urine, blood, or saliva. These procedures help the team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care diagnose underlying medical issues invisible to the eye.
By undergoing on-site labs at least once a year, you can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and hormonal imbalances. In addition, on-site labs provide a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way to monitor certain conditions over time.
The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care offers a variety of on-site labs, including:
A lipid profile analyzes the amount of fat in your blood. Specifically, it measures your total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol), high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol), and triglycerides. If your lipid profile is outside the normal range, the team can make diet and lifestyle recommendations to reduce your risk of chronic disease.
STD testing is a group of in-house labs that diagnose sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care offers STD testing for HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
A glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test measures your average blood sugar level over the last few months. If you receive a reading of 6.7% on two separate tests, it means you have diabetes.
Cultures are used to diagnose bacterial or viral infections. The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care uses cultures to diagnose various conditions, including influenza (flu) A and B, mononucleosis (mono), COVID-19, and strep throat.
A complete blood count measures your white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. CBCs provide a quick and convenient way to assess your nutritional status. They can also identify the underlying cause of symptoms like bruising, weakness, and fatigue.
The time it takes to receive your results depends on several factors, including the type and number of tests you had. Whenever possible, the team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care provides results within 24-48* hours, but in some cases, it may take longer.
If you need to schedule some on-site labs, call the Penn’s Rock Primary Care office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or book online today.
*Individual results may vary