Testing samples of your blood and tissues provides invaluable information that helps diagnose and treat many diseases. At their offices in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado, Gorman Medical, PC offers fast, high-quality lab testing to ensure you receive the correct treatment. Call your nearest office today to learn more about Gorman Medical, PC’s lab testing services, or use the online booking form to schedule a consultation.
Laboratory (lab) tests analyze bodily fluids like blood and urine or tissue and cell samples. Lab testing helps the Gorman Medical, PC team diagnose symptoms, evaluate treatment effectiveness, and monitor your health.
Your provider may order lab tests during a sick visit, as part of your chronic care management, or during a routine physical exam. Highly skilled lab technicians examine the samples you provide using advanced techniques, then report the findings to your provider.
Many lab tests are available. The following are common ones you might require:
A complete blood count (CBC) is a general test identifying abnormalities in your red and white blood cells and platelets. A comprehensive metabolic panel detects kidney and liver problems and identifies potential causes of common symptoms. Cholesterol or lipid tests measure the quantity of various fats in your blood. Hormone tests determine if you have imbalances that require treatment.
If you have STD symptoms, your provider might send a discharge or tissue sample for lab testing. You can also benefit from regular STD screening tests if you’re sexually active.
Urine tests can identify infections and problems with your kidney function.
These tests involve using a cotton swab to take a sample from your nasal passages or throat. They can identify infections like COVID-19, flu, and strep throat.
A Pap smear for cervical cancer in women involves an internal exam where your provider swabs your cervix to collect a cell sample. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests measure the blood’s PSA levels, which, if high, could indicate prostate cancer in men. Fecal occult blood tests look for blood in your stool, a sign of colorectal cancer.
Lab test preparations vary depending on the test you require. For example, some tests might involve fasting (going without food) beforehand. If your test requires any special preparation, your provider tells you what you need to do ahead of time.
Gorman Medical, PC often receives lab test results within 24 hours, but some take longer to process. As soon as they get your results, the team contacts you. They’ll also arrange further lab testing or treatment if needed.
Call the Gorman Medical, PC team to learn more about lab testing or book an appointment online today.