Carolina Urgent Care offers comprehensive lab services to help you and your family achieve optimal health. These tests help us better understand the state of your health and diagnose your condition.
Our on-site labs allow us to reduce costs, lab processing times, and extra visits while increasing accuracy, privacy, and coordination of care. We provide you with seamless medical attention that avoids the complexity that usually accompanies diagnoses.
Whether you’d like a deeper insight into your medical state or continue with your diagnosis process, our care team can handle all your lab needs.
Lab services are not only an essential part of the diagnosis process, but they can also help with preventative care, help detect unhealthy trends, and can be used for future medical references.
Preventative Health Care
Lab tests can help detect any changes in your glucose and cholesterol levels early for early intervention. Taking preventative measures for your health significantly reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases.
With the information that lab tests provide to your doctor, you can get an overall snapshot of your health and organ function. By tracking any changes, we can work with you to develop a plan to improve your quality of life.
Future Medical References
All lab test results are added directly to your medical records. When future medical attention is needed, your healthcare providers will have an updated view of your current health. Maintaining updated medical records is essential to develop a tailored and effective treatment plan.
At Carolina Urgent Care, we offer a wide range of on-site lab services, including:
Hematology tests are used to study blood and related disorders. These can help detect conditions like anemia, infection, hemophilia, blood clotting disorders, and leukemia. Some of the most common hematology tests include:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): This test helps detect the number and types of blood cells present in your blood. It helps diagnose conditions such as anemia, infections, and blood cancers.
- Blood Smear Examination: A blood smear examines a small layer of blood under a microscope. It helps identify abnormalities in the blood cell morphology.
- Coagulation Studies: These tests assess the blood's ability to clot properly. They are useful in diagnosing bleeding disorders and monitoring the effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy.
- Blood Typing and Crossmatching: These tests determine a person's blood type (A, B, AB, or O) and Rh factor (positive or negative).
Blood Chemistry Tests
Chemistry-based laboratory services focus on the analysis of blood chemistry to assess organ function, screen for diseases, and monitor treatment effectiveness.
- Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP): These tests help evaluate kidney function, electrolyte balance, and blood sugar levels.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): CMP includes all the BMP tests and additional tests to understand liver function and total protein levels.
- Lipid Profile: This test measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
- Liver Function Tests (LFTs): LFTs help diagnose liver diseases and monitor their overall state.
- Hormone Assays: These tests measure the levels of hormones in the blood, such as thyroid hormones, reproductive hormones, or adrenal hormones.
Urine tests are helpful in providing valuable information about your body's health state. Some of the most common uses for urine tests include:
- Assessing kidney function
- Screening for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Monitoring diabetes
- Assessing liver and metabolism
- Pregnancy testing
- Drug screening
Here are some recommendations you should consider before undergoing lab testing:
- Fasting: Some lab tests may ask you to avoid food for a certain period of time, typically overnight. This helps ensure accurate measurements of glucose.
- Medication: You must notify your doctor about any supplements and medications you are currently taking. Since some medications could interfere with the results, you may be asked to avoid them for a while.
- Hydration: Your doctor may advise avoiding excessive fluid intake since this could interfere with the results.
- Pregnancy or menstrual status: Make sure to notify your doctor about your pregnancy or menstrual status since some tests may need adjustments.
- Physical activity: Avoid strenuous exercise immediately before the lab tests.
Carolina Urgent Care focuses on delivering efficient healthcare at every stage of the diagnosis and treatment process. Our on-site lab services reduce costs and transportation time to work hand-in-hand with our doctors seamlessly.
Our lab services provide better and faster diagnostic tools to help develop timely treatment plans and avoid further complications. If you’d like to do your lab tests with us or for more information about our lab services, don’t hesitate to contact us.
You can visit our clinic located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, schedule an appointment online, or call us for further inquiries.