Lab Services services offered by TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care in Minneapolis, MN
Lab services like blood work and urinalysis provide a quick and convenient way to diagnose underlying health problems, like viruses or hormonal imbalances. At TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care, the primary care providers offer both on-site lab testing and point of care send-off lab testing. To make an appointment, call the office (612-345-7175) or click the online scheduling link to set up your appointment now.
Lab Services Q & A
What are lab services?
Lab services are tests that analyze bodily fluids like blood, urine, or saliva to gain insights into your health. It’s important to undergo lab testing regularly, even if you feel healthy. Many potentially serious conditions, including high cholesterol and diabetes, rarely show symptoms early on. Routine lab services at TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care can provide peace of mind and help you stay on top of your health.
What are some common lab services?
TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care offers a variety of lab services, including: Complete blood count (CBC) A complete blood count analyzes the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in your body. It’s a quick and convenient way to screen for various health problems, including anemia, malaria, and infections. Basic metabolic panel (BMC) A basic metabolic panel analyzes various nutrients in your blood, like sodium, potassium, and carbon dioxide. TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care use BMCs for various reasons, including assessing kidney function and determining if prescription medications are working. Lipid panel A lipid panel analyzes the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. If your lipid levels are higher than average, your provider might recommend healthy lifestyle changes or prescription medication to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Hemoglobin (A1C) A hemoglobin A1C test is a blood screen that analyzes your blood sugar levels. If you receive a result of 6.7% or higher on two separate A1C tests, it means you have diabetes. Cultures A culture is a test that diagnoses a viral or bacterial infection.
If your TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care provider suspects you have COVID–19 or the flu, they might recommend a culture to confirm the diagnosis. Urinalysis Urinalysis examines your urine for early signs of disease. If you have diabetes or kidney disease, your provider might also prescribe urinalysis to monitor your treatment progress. Vaccinations Vaccinations train your immune system to fight off invaders like viruses and bacteria. After reviewing your medical records and discussing your lifestyle, your provider can recommend vaccines that align with your needs.
When will I get the results of my lab test?
The time it takes to get the results of a lab test depends on the screen you underwent. Cultures typically take a few hours, but blood work and urinalysis can take several days. As soon as your provider gets your results, they call you and explain what steps to take next. To request lab services at TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care, call the office or book online today.
TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care makes it easy to take care of all of your health needs so don’t delay in calling the Trucare office (612-345-7175) or clicking the online scheduling link to set up your appointment now