Lab Services

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Family Medical Center

Family Medicine located in Orlando, FL

Lab services are special tests that use a sample of urine, blood, or body tissue to diagnose or determine your risk of certain health problems. Family Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, offers a full suite of lab services, including complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, and STD testing. If you need to schedule lab services for yourself or a loved one, make an appointment at Family Medical Center today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Lab Services Q&A

 
 

What are lab services?

Lab services are tests or screening procedures that evaluate a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissue. A laboratory technician or your Family Medical Center provider evaluates your test samples to determine if they fall within the normal range. Lab services measure your results using a range because no two people are exactly alike. 

Factors that can influence your lab results include:

  • Your sex and age
  • Your race
  • The food you eat and drink
  • The medications you take
  • If you followed pre-test instructions

If you have a history of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, your doctor might also compare your results against previous tests. 

Laboratory tests are a normal part of annual exams and routine checkups. They can alert you and your provider to potentially serious health problems early on when they respond best to treatment.  


Why do health care professionals use lab services?

Family Medical Center uses lab services to:

  • Identify changes in your health
  • Diagnose certain conditions
  • Monitor diseases over time
  • Plan treatment for a disease or condition

Your provider might also use lab testing to evaluate your body’s response to a particular treatment. 

 

What are the available lab services?

Family Medical Center offers a comprehensive suite of lab services, including: 

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Hormone testing for men and women
  • Screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Lipid panel
  • Liver panel
  • Thyroid panel
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Strep throat
  • Flu
  • Common cold

Depending on the type of testing you have, some lab services, but not all, are processed in the office. Not all services may not be covered by your insurance, so be sure to check with your insurance provider.

Oftentimes, Family Medical Center provides same-day results. This is particularly true if you utilize the walk-in clinic. 


Why should I participate in lab services?

Even if you feel healthy and energetic, it’s important to regularly undergo lab testing. Many health problems like high cholesterol and diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms. Lab services can alert you to these problems early on before they negatively affect your health or quality of life. 

To request your lab services appointment at Family Medical Center today, call the office or click the online booking tool. It’s an easy and effective way to protect your health and well-being.