Lab testing is an essential part of top-quality health care. That’s why Yaritza Arriaga O'Neill, MD, FAAEM, offers comprehensive lab testing services through her practice at Highway Integrative Health Center in Davenport, Florida. When you’re ready to learn more about the role of lab testing in preventive health, call the office to book an appointment, or spend a few moments on the online booking page to set up a visit.
Lab testing is performed by examining a sample of blood, urine, or other tissues for various health markers. While a comprehensive physical exam can reveal a great deal of information about how well your body is functioning, lab testing examines your health at a molecular level.
At Highway Integrative Health Center, lab testing is part of routine preventive health care. Regular blood testing can check for signs of heart disease, diabetes, hormone levels, and so much more. Urine testing helps determine how well your kidneys are functioning and can look for signs of disease.
Access to high-quality lab testing is a critical part of outstanding care. Your practitioner can advise on whether you need lab services during your next physical exam.
Routine lab testing provides a wealth of information about how your organs and systems are functioning. That information is added to your permanent medical record and is used to track changes over time.
These tests can indicate if you have areas of concern regarding chronic disease. This information can help your practitioner guide you in making meaningful improvements to your lifestyle, which can prevent or reverse chronic disease.
Some of the areas of focus within lab testing include:
Lab testing is important in tracking how well a treatment plan works. Your practitioner might use lab testing to assess the effectiveness of a new medication plan or to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy to address hormonal imbalance.
Lab testing is also an essential part of diagnosing cancer and other serious health issues. A small sample of blood or tissue is all that’s needed to search for signs of disease, and early detection allows for early treatment, which often improves outcomes.
Your practitioner reviews your health records and performs a comprehensive physical exam to determine if lab testing is necessary. You may not need lab testing every year, or if you are undergoing treatment, you might need testing multiple times in the same year.
In addition to routine lab testing, Highway Integrative Health Center also offers other advanced diagnostic tools, including ultrasound and X-ray technology. The results of these efforts will shape and guide your health care services and can identify areas of concern and facilitate prompt treatment.
To explore lab testing in greater detail, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in a matter of moments.