Whether you are experiencing specific symptoms or you just want to stay on top of your health, we offer comprehensive range of screening tests. These tests play a vital role in prevention, early detection, and targeted treatment of many different diseases and conditions.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, it’s a good idea for anyone who is sexually active to get regular STD testing to protect your health and the health of your partner. We screen for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis with a blood or urine test.
If you are over the age of 40 or are at risk for developing high blood pressure then it’s highly recommended that you get regular screenings from your doctor. Untreated hypertension can lead to stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.
People with diabetes may not even realize they have it, which is why it’s important that everyone gets screened annually. Diabetes can increase your risk for nerve damage, heart disease, kidney damage, and other serious and potentially life-threatening problems.
A simple cholesterol blood test tells us the amount of both “good” and “bad” cholesterol in the bloodstream. Those with high cholesterol are at a higher risk for developing heart disease or experiencing a heart attack.
If you are experiencing symptoms of an overactive or underactive thyroid then it might be time to come in for a thyroid function test. This blood test will measure the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), T4 and T3 to see if your thyroid gland is working properly.
Anemia, which is often caused by an iron deficiency, can cause weakness, dizziness, and fatigue. If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of anemia a blood test will help us check specific blood cell counts to see if you’re suffering from anemia.
We can also screen for certain types of cancers (e.g. skin cancer; lung cancer) through a blood test or biopsy. Early detection is key to catching cancer early enough that it can be treated.
A Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is an important screening procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. A small brush is used to collect cells from the cervix — the lower, narrow end of the uterus that sits at the top of the vagina. Detecting cancerous or pre-cancerous cells with a Pap test is a potentially life-saving step in preventing or halting development of cervical cancer.
Common autoimmune diseases (when the immune system attacks your own body) include lupus or Graves’ disease and can be detected through an antinuclear antibody blood test.
H. Pylori Screening
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that often causes peptic ulcers and can be detected in a blood, stool or breath test.
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