Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. For example, blood testing is used to diagnose and manage a variety of conditions. Because testing is such a critical part of exams, we believe any patient should have easy access to these services from their care team.
At Premier Medical Associates, both patients and the general public have access to convenient blood draw services in our laboratories. Most of our primary care offices offer laboratory services in the practice for Premier patients, and anyone is welcome to take advantage of our walk-in service at One Monroeville Center and Irwin.
Blood work is delivered to Quest Laboratories daily for analysis. Results are generally available in a few days. Once the requesting physician has reviewed the results and contacted you, those results will become available in your electronic health record.
If you have questions about our laboratory services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Laboratory testing is done to determine a variety of things about your health, sometimes for diagnostic purposes and sometimes to monitor your treatment. Some of the most common reasons your doctor may ask for a blood sample are:
One of the most common blood tests you may receive is a complete blood count (CBC), which involves counting each type of blood cell in your sample to see how well your body is producing them. This type of test is part of many patients’ routine checkups.
Your preparation for a test will depend on the specific test in question. For example, depending on the reason for the test, your doctor may request fasting for blood work. This fast may or may not include taking your current medication, so be sure to remember your doctor’s instructions as you prepare for your test.
At Premier Medical Associates, we deliver blood work to Quest Laboratories daily for analysis. Results are generally available in a few days. Once the requesting physician has reviewed the results and contacted you, those results will become available in your electronic health record.