Lab Testing Specialist

Lab Testing services offered in Lutherville-Timonium, MD

If you need lab testing to detect or rule out health problems, medical experts at ProTelix Health Clinic in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, can help. Our expert team offers convenient on-site lab testing, allowing you to receive the exceptional care you deserve. To schedule an exam or lab testing at ProTelix Health Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.


Lab Testing Q & A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing includes a variety of diagnostic tests that detect or rule out medical problems, as well as drug use. Common lab tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Skin biopsies
  • Drug screenings
  • Nasal or throat swabs
  • Other tissue swabs

You may need lab tests as a condition of employment; part of work, school, sports, or DOT physicals; or simply to receive exceptional medical care. ProTelix Health Clinic offers a variety of on-site lab tests that match your individualized needs.

What is lab testing used for?

Your provider may recommend lab tests if you’re at risk or experience symptoms of:

 

  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides 
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Drug use
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Certain types of cancer

 

Your primary care specialist lets you know which lab tests, if any, you may benefit from.

Is lab testing right for me?

If you’re in good health, you might not need lab testing – at least not during every primary care visit. To know for sure, your provider reviews your personal and family medical history, discusses your lifestyle, asks questions about your symptoms, and completes a physical examination.

What should I expect during lab testing?

What to expect during lab testing depends on the type of tests you undergo. Your provider might swab the inside of your nostril or the back of your throat, or take a sample of blood from your arm using a tiny needle. 

They could complete a biopsy to detect skin cancer or take a sample of cells from a woman's cervix during a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. You might leave a urine sample by peeing into a cup for lab analysis. 

How often do I need lab testing?

Schedule lab testing as directed by your primary care provider. You might need lab tests once a year, or more often if you have an ongoing medical problem, if you experience new or unusual symptoms, or if you require a physical for sports, work, school, or camp.

To schedule lab testing or find out if you need it, call the ProTelix Health Clinic office or book an appointment online today.

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