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Lab Testing Specialist

Family Medicine of Boca Raton

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Boca Raton, FL

If you require lab testing because of symptoms or disease risk factors, William Mazzei, MD, Vanessa Martin, ARNP, and their expert family medicine team can help. At Family Medicine of Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida, they offer on-site lab testing so you can avoid scheduling two separate appointments. The next time you’re due for a wellness exam or feel ill, schedule an appointment with Family Medicine of Boca Raton over the phone or online today.

Lab Testing Q & A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing at Family Medicine of Boca Raton uses diagnostic tests to help your practitioner screen for, detect, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic health conditions. They offer on-site lab testing for added convenience, so you can avoid scheduling two separate appointments.

What is lab testing used for?

Lab testing at Family Medicine of Boca Raton uses various techniques and tests to detect:

  • Cervical cancer in women
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Pregnancy
  • Bladder and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Arthritis
  • Strep throat or flu

Your provider lets you know which lab test is right for you based on your symptoms, medical history, and results from a physical examination.

Which lab tests are right for me?

Various lab testing procedures are available at Family Medicine of Boca Raton. Examples include:

Nasal or throat swabs

Your family medicine provider can use throat or nasal swabs to detect strep throat or flu and determine which treatment, if any, is right for you. They place a cotton swab in your throat or nose to obtain a sample of cells for analysis.

Urine and stool tests

Urine tests can detect pregnancy, bladder infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Stool tests screen for colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal issues. To complete a urine or stool test, you simply go to the bathroom in a cup.

Blood tests

Blood tests help your provider detect hormone imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), arthritis, prostate cancer, and other chronic conditions. They take a sample of blood from your arm to use for analysis.

Pap smears

During a Pap smear, a test that detects signs of cervical cancer, your physician inserts a speculum into your vagina and scrapes a sample of cells from your cervix. While you might feel some pressure, the procedure isn’t painful.

When will I receive my results?

Sometimes you get lab results back the same day as lab testing. Other times your results come back within a day or two. Your family medicine specialist lets you know what to expect.

Don’t let acute or chronic medical conditions go undetected and lead to serious complications. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Family Medicine of Boca Raton to find out if lab testing is right for you.