Lab services, such as blood work, urinalysis, and cultures, give your doctor key information about your health. At Brock Family Care in Forest City, North Carolina, board-certified family nurse practitioner Anne Brock, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, offers a full range of lab services for patients in need of additional testing. Call Brock Family Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the different types of lab services available at the practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lab services test your bodily fluids or tissues to help Mrs. Brock gain insight into your body’s inner workings. She may order lab testing to evaluate your thyroid function, monitor your blood sugar levels, or collect cervical cells during a Pap smear. Lab services offer vital information about your health that providers can’t see during a standard visit.
At Brock Family Care, lab services are available at wholesale pricing to minimize the number of unnecessary costs for patients.
Brock Family Care offers many different types of lab services, including:
Whether you need a complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), thyroid panel, or a sexually transmitted disease (STD) test, Mrs. Brock and her team can draw your blood from the comfort of your office. You don’t have to travel to a separate clinic and wait in line to get the blood work you need.
Urinalysis offers important information about your kidney, bladder, and liver function. Mrs. Brock may use urinalysis to detect a urinary tract infection (UTI), diabetes, STD, bacterial infection, or pregnancy. Routine urinalysis also allows Mrs. Brock to track and monitor existing health conditions and treatments.
Culture tests involve taking samples of substances in your body to identify infections. While a blood culture can test for infections, such as sepsis, a stool culture can detect viruses in your digestive tract. Mrs. Brock may also use a throat culture to test for strep throat.
Everybody needs routine lab work at some point in their lives. Lab services allow Mrs. Brock to spot signs of disease that may not show up in a regular physical exam or checkup. Mrs. Brock may order lab services to:
Investigate new or worsening symptoms
Monitor an existing condition (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.)
Diagnose a blood disorder
Test your immune function
Evaluate your internal organ function
Assess whether your current treatment is working
Diagnose a vitamin deficiency
Test your hormone levels
With on-site lab services, Brock Family Care gives you the opportunity to undergo multiple types of lab testing in one visit.