Lake Conway clinic on-site Laboratory Services
Our in-house laboratory can perform the most common tests, such as blood work and urinalysis. If our patients require more in-depth testing, we are able to order a variety of tests through our collaborating laboratories. These tests can include lab work from blood, urine, and saliva samples. This means that you will not have to schedule a different laboratory visit and spend your time traveling to a different location.
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Laboratory Testing at Lake Conway Clinic
Laboratory diagnosis is a major component of health assessment. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), laboratory tests provide 60 - 80% of patients’ diagnostic information that has a significant impact on diagnostic and treatment decisions.
Laboratory test results can be used for a wide variety of purposes.
- To ensure that patients stay in good health.
- To detect hidden infections that do not cause symptoms. This applies especially to inflammatory processes, tumors, and sexually transmitted diseases.
- To confirm the diagnosis.
- To appraise the effectiveness of treatment.
- To prepare for surgery or extensive treatment.
Find a Comprehensive List of Tests Offered at Lake Conway Clinic
- Anti-Aging Lab Tests
- Anemia Tests
- Bone & Joint Tests
- Cancer Screening
- Celiac Disease Screening
- COVID-19 Antigen Test
- COVID-19 Antibody Test
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Tests
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Fitness & Training Biomarkers
- Heart Health Risk Panels
- Hormone Lab Tests
- Thyroid Test
- Immune Health Panel
- Kidney Function Tests
- Lipid Panel
- Liver Function & Health
- Nutrition Health Screenings
- STD Lab Tests
- Tumor & Cancer Markers
- Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients Lab Test Panels
- Infectious Disease Testing
- Pregnancy and Fertility Tests
- Weight Management Tests
- Drug & Alcohol Tests
How to Prepare for Laboratory Examinations?
- We recommend you to have a blood test in the morning, preferably between 8 am and 11 am, on an empty stomach. You need to fast for at least 8 hours and no more than 14 hours before the test (you can still drink water). Try to avoid overeating the day before the test.
- Be sure to tell your physician about all medications or vitamins you are taking prior to a test.
- Avoid alcohol intake the day before any medical test or procedure.
- Please do not smoke during or at least one hour before the examination.
- Physical and emotional exhaustion should best be avoided the day before a lab test.
- If you are going to have a urine test, refrain from sexual intercourse for 24 hours before sampling. Other biomaterials can be submitted after not less than 48-hour of sexual abstinence.
- You should talk to your physician about whether your menstrual cycle will affect your test results.
- When monitoring the dynamics of laboratory parameters, it is recommended to perform repeat testing under identical conditions. It involves taking the same test again at the same laboratory (blood test should be repeated at the same time of day).
- Blood should not be tested after x-rays, rectal examinations, or physical therapy procedures.
How to Prepare Children for Laboratory Testing?
- Babies under 12 months of age should not be fed before a blood test.
- Ensure the baby’s hands are warm during the blood test.
- Staying calm will help increase your child's comfort level. Let your child understand the importance of the blood test and explain what will happen. Tell your child that it may hurt a bit, but the pain will go away quickly.
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