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Lab Specialist

HealthStone Primary Care Partners -  - Primary Care

HealthStone Primary Care Partners

Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Hollywood, FL

When you come in for an illness or injury, there’s only so much a medical professional can diagnose from the outside. Lab tests and screenings play a valuable role in determining what’s happening inside your body. At HealthStone Primary Care Partners, Joelle Estrada, MD, Diana Carmona, ARNP, and the rest of the staff is equipped to run in-house lab tests and screenings, allowing patients in Hollywood, Florida, to get prompt treatment for their medical problems like high cholesterol and diabetes. For comprehensive lab testing and screenings, call the office or request an appointment online.

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What lab tests and screenings are offered?

The staff at HealthStone Primary Care Partners understands that when you come in, you’re looking for quick relief from an injury or illness, which is why the clinic features a Wellness Lab that offers screenings, such as:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Rapid strep test
  • Flu test
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood sugar
  • Cholesterol testing

In addition to diagnosing urgent healthcare issues, the clinic also offers pregnancy tests using urine.

What do the lab tests diagnose?

The lab tests and screenings listed above are designed for specific purposes, such as:

CBC

Your blood can tell your healthcare professional a lot about your health, including whether you might have an infection or whether you’re anemic, based upon the levels, or counts, of the different components of your blood.

Rapid strep

A rapid strep test is an important diagnostic tool that reveals whether streptococcal bacteria are present. This information is invaluable for treating your strep throat and preventing you from spreading it to others.

Flu test

If you come in with flu-like symptoms, your doctor uses this test to either confirm that you have the flu or to find out whether the symptoms come from something else, since many similar symptoms show up in other medical issues.

Urinalysis

A urinalysis can also reveal necessary information about your health, including the presence of a urinary tract infection and whether or not you’re pregnant.

Blood sugar tests

If you have diabetes, checking your blood sugar helps your doctor determine whether there’s an issue, so they can act quickly to regulate your levels.

Cholesterol testing

Cholesterol testing can help determine if your low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol are at appropriate levels. If it is determined that you have high cholesterol, the team works with you to manage it. 

How do I know whether I need a lab test or screening?

When you come into HealthStone Primary Care Partners, the staff first reviews your symptoms and performs a physical evaluation. If they determine your outward symptoms may be signs of something larger at play, they turn to the appropriate lab test to either confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

Lab tests play a critical role in getting you on the road to better health as quickly as possible.

For on-site lab tests and screenings, call HealthStone Primary Care Partners or request an appointment online.