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Diagnostic tests are essential tools doctors use to assess health and confirm or rule out a diagnosis. For your convenience, Family Medical Home in San Antonio, Texas, offers in-house lab services so you don’t have to go to another facility to get answers to your health concerns. For comprehensive medical care from a compassionate team of health care providers, call one of the two office locations in San Antonio or book an appointment online today.
Lab services refer to the testing of blood, urine, or tissue samples to screen for health conditions or confirm a diagnosis. Family Medical Home is a full-service primary care practice that offers in-house lab services to improve care and provide answers to your health questions as quickly as possible.
The lab services at Family Medical Home are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-accredited — or CLIA-accredited. CLIA is a federal program managed by the Centers for Medical & Medicaid Services (CMS) and designed to ensure you receive high-quality laboratory testing.
The in-house lab services are also COLA-accredited, which is an independent, nonprofit organization that monitors regulatory compliance.
The accredited in-house lab at Family Medical Home is qualified to draw and process blood and tissue specimens. It can also perform waived laboratory testing.
Blood tests provide valuable information about your overall health, as well as assist in the diagnosis of disease. Common blood tests include complete blood count, basic metabolic panel, lipid profile, and liver panel.
Tissue specimens may be collected to screen for cancer or better understand the cause of a specific health issue.
Waived laboratory testing refers to simple tests that have little risk of incorrect results. Examples include the fingerstick blood glucose check and the urine dipstick test.
If your provider at Family Medical Home is unable to complete your lab work in-house, they send your blood, tissue, or urine sample to a reputable, nationally recognized lab for analysis. You can expect results from the outside lab services within a week.
Your provider at Family Medical Home determines if you need in-house lab services during your office visit. You may benefit from lab work to screen for health conditions during your annual physical exam or monitor your response to treatment if you’re participating in the chronic care management program.
You may also require lab work during a sick visit to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.
Family Medical Home is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to better meet your health needs. To learn more about in-house lab services, call the office or book an appointment online.