Laboratory testing is part of your preventive care and chronic disease management plan. Fortunately, at Family Doctors of Boulder City, you have access to a state-of-the-art onsite lab, so you won’t have to make a special trip to another facility. If you need an exam, blood testing, or a urinalysis, schedule a visit at this Boulder City, Nevada, family practice today. Book online or over the phone.
Men, women, and children of all ages need laboratory testing all throughout their life. By thoroughly evaluating your blood or urine, your practitioner can learn everything about the way your body is functioning and any issues that may be developing. You might need laboratory testing to:
Your physician may also suggest undergoing laboratory testing if you’re sick. If your white blood cell count is high, for instance, it’s a good indicator that your body is fighting an infection.
Sometimes, but it just depends on the type of lab test you need. Certain nutrients and ingredients in foods and drinks can affect the outcome of your blood or urine test. Fasting beforehand eliminates this concern. When booking your visit, the team lets you know if you need to fast before your laboratory appointment.
If you do need to fast, it’s common to need to avoid any foods or drinks — except water — for four to eight hours before your appointment at Family Doctors of Boulder City. For this reason, it’s often most beneficial to schedule lab testing first thing in the morning before you have breakfast or coffee. Because the lab has flexible hours, you can certainly schedule your appointment for when it’s most convenient for your schedule.
Because Family Doctors of Boulder City has a medical laboratory right onsite, you can expect faster results. Though it depends on the type of lab testing you need, you can sometimes get your results back within a day.
For more comprehensive lab testing, such as total cholesterol or complete blood counts, it could take up to a week to get your results. Your dedicated practitioner calls you when your results come in and lets you know about follow-up care and your next steps.
With a laboratory onsite, you can get comprehensive medical care at Family Doctors of Boulder City. Schedule your exam or lab testing online or over the phone.