Labs & X-Ray Services Q & A
If you need to have lab testing done or an x-ray performed, PrimeCare UrgentCare is the place to go! For more information please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Cumming GA, Sugar Hill GA, Buford GA, Suwanee GA, Alpharetta GA, Duluth, GA, Dahlonega GA and Dawsonville, GA.
Laboratory and x-ray services are essential diagnostic tools. They help us diagnose certain ailments and conditions and provide us with a clear picture of our health. When these tests are required, it is important to get them somewhere we can trust. At PrimeCare, we have a safe and clean facility with quick and accurate testing. Come in to get yours today!
Can I get lab services at urgent care?
Most urgent care clinics offer lab services, including PrimeCare! Lab tests encompass anything that requires a bodily sample, such as blood, urine or other bodily fluids or tissues. These samples are then examined in a laboratory to test for any anomalies and to determine the health of the patient.
What can I expect from a lab test?
If you need to have blood drawn, wear loose-fitting clothes that allow access to your upper arm area. Patients who are having an EKG should wear an outfit that allows for easy access to the chest area, such as a two-piece wardrobe. For those undergoing urinalysis, staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water beforehand will make retrieving a sample much easier. Some tests require special preparation, such as:
- Fasting for 10-12 hours
- Following a special diet
- Specimen collection or drop off
- Use of lab-provided containers to collect specimens
Carefully follow the instructions provided to you by your healthcare provider regarding your laboratory visit.
Can you go to urgent care for X-rays?
Yes, you can! Most urgent care clinics are equipped with an x-ray machine to detect and assist in diagnosing a multitude of medical conditions, from injuries to illnesses.
What can x-rays diagnose?
X-rays are used to examine most areas of the body, from bones to organs. While they are primarily used to examine the bones and joints, they are also used to detect problems affecting soft tissue, such as internal organs. X-rays can detect and help diagnose a multitude of medical conditions, such as:
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Infections (such as pneumonia)
- Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
- Calcifications (like kidney stones or vascular calcifications)
- Some tumors
- Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
- Arthritis in joints
- Lung problems, such as pneumonia and lung cancer
- Non-cancerous and cancerous bone tumors
- Bone loss (such as osteoporosis)
- Dental issues, such as loose teeth and dental abscesses
- Heart problems (such as congestive heart failure)
- Blood vessel blockages
- Digestive problems
- Breast cancer
- Foreign objects like small items that a child might swallow
Does PrimeCare offer lab & x-ray services?
Yes, we do! PrimeCare offers laboratory and x-ray services in a professional facility. Our test results are accurate and have helped many people determine the cause of their illness or injury.
If you or someone you know is in need of laboratory tests or an x-ray, come to PrimeCare today! We offer only the highest quality of care for our patients and provide quick and accurate results in our safe facility. Whether these tests are required for work, your primary care physician, or to determine your health, we can provide you with the results you need, when you need them. Don’t hesitate to come in today! To talk with an expert, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment at our clinic.
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