Lab tests provide your health care professionals with objective data about your health, helping your doctors screen for and diagnose diseases. United Physician Group is a multispecialty family medicine and pain management practice with seven convenient offices in Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia. The highly skilled team orders on-site tests and labs for their patients’ convenience. Call the office nearest you today to find out more about lab services or schedule an appointment online.
Lab services are medical tests that provide objective information about your health. Testing includes samples of blood, urine, and body tissue.
A lab tech analyzes the sample using a preset guide of what is considered normal. Your provider at United Physician Group uses the results from your lab tests to assess organ function, screen for health conditions, and diagnose diseases.
They might also compare your current test results to previous tests to look for changes.
United Physician Group offers several routine tests as a part of their lab services. Available testing includes:
A CBC evaluates the type and number of cells in your blood. Your provider orders a CBC to check for anemia or infection or to assess your general health.
A BMP measures the amount of glucose, sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, carbon dioxide, creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in your blood. This test checks your electrolyte and fluid balance.
A CMP is a more thorough BMP, including the same measures as the BMP but adding protein and liver enzyme levels in your blood. This test provides information about your body’s blood chemistry and metabolism.
An A1C (also called an HbA1c) is a blood test that averages your blood glucose over three months. United Physician Group uses this test to screen for Type 2 diabetes.
The lipid panel checks cholesterol and triglyceride levels for a cardiovascular health screening.
TSH assesses the function of your thyroid, an endocrine gland in your neck that makes hormones that regulate your metabolism.
United Physician Group will order a urinalysis to screen for diseases, assess organ function, or diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Your provider at United Physician Group determines if you need lab services based on the reason for your visit. They might order lab services before your annual physical exam, during your same-day sick visit, or for acute illness care.
They also use lab services to monitor the effectiveness of your chronic disease management plan.
To find out more about lab services at United Physician Group, Call the nearest United Physician Group office today or book an appointment online.