Comprehensive Medical Group Of Kern Inc
General Internal Medicine located in Delano, CA
Lab testing is a vital part of maintaining your health for years to come. At Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc in Delano, California, Radhey Bansal, MD, and the team of internal medicine practitioners offer a variety of onsite lab services. The state-of-the-art facility is home to a CLIA-certified lab center that allows patients to receive comprehensive care in one location. To learn more about lab services, call Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc or book an appointment online today.
Lab Services Q&A
What are lab services?
Lab services use samples of your blood, urine, and other bodily fluids and tissues to diagnose or monitor medical conditions. Analyzing these samples allows your doctor to determine if your sample is within the normal range for your age, sex, and health history.
Many practices order lab testing through an offsite facility, meaning you have to travel to another location after your visit. With a state-of-the-art lab at the practice, Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc can perform all of your labs at one location for your convenience and peace of mind.
Why would I need lab services?
Lab services allow your doctor to see a complete view of your overall health. Common reasons why adults need laboratory testing include:
- Diagnosing a new condition
- Monitoring an existing condition
- Investigating abnormal symptoms
- Evaluating health before starting a new medication, surgery, etc.
Your doctor takes several factors into consideration when analyzing your lab results, including your sex, age, and race.
What are the most common lab services?
There are several types of lab services available at Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc, including:
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Basic metabolic panel
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Lipid panel
- Liver panel
- Haemoglobin A1c for diabetics or pre-diabetics
- Thyroid function test
- Urine drug testing
- Rapid covid testing
- Rapid influenza and strep throat testing
- PSA test for prostate
Depending on your medical history or symptoms, your doctor may order a variety of lab tests to diagnose or treat your condition.
How do lab services work?
When you visit Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc for lab services, the phlebotomist will collect the necessary sample, and then the well-trained lab technicians will perform your test.
Some lab tests take only hours to examine, so you may receive your results within a day. Other tests take longer. You may not get your results for days or weeks after the initial testing. Once your results arrive, your doctor explains the findings and determines the appropriate next steps.
You may require additional testing, depending on the findings, including bloodwork, urinalysis, or imaging tests.
To learn more about lab services, call Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc or schedule an appointment online today.