Our in-house low-radiation X-Ray and Lab Testing are two of the many conveniences at Twin Oaks Urgent Care in Friendswood, TX. Our extended office hours allows for testing to be completed at more convenient times to better suit patients’ work and school schedules. There are many benefits to completing lab tests and x-rays during your urgent care visit rather than going to an outside lab. For instance, this method is typically more affordable. Additionally, lab test results are often available more quickly and serve as an added advantage for the urgent care physician when prescribing the appropriate medications and method of treatment. Our digital imaging abilities help technicians zoom in on hard to see areas where smaller orthopedic problems occur. When our expert technicians take digital x-rays on site, the provider sends confidential confirmation of the results.
The State-of-the-Art X-Ray equipment on-site at Twin Oaks Urgent Care also provides our professional medical staff with great. Combining the patient's report of symptoms with a set of X-rays helps physicians to identify potential injuries in the skull and face region, shoulders, elbows, wrists, arms or hands. In the event of chest pains or a cough, a chest and lung x-ray can show areas of abnormality in areas of the heart, lungs, surrounding tissues and ribcage.
In some cases, both lab testing and x-rays are necessary. For instance, severe abdominal pain may indicate many things. A lab analysis can help identify problems with organ function while an X-ray of the abdominal cavity can show abnormalities like tumors, swelling, or ulcerations. Certain symptoms may be the result of a variety of conditions. Back pain can be the result of kidney or bladder infections, spinal injuries, or a pulled muscle. Depending on the circumstances, a lab analysis or x-ray, or even both can confirm the diagnosticians' suspicions.
Onsite Laboratory Testing at Twin Oaks in Friendswood
The sooner urgent care physicians can get lab test results, the quicker treatment can begin. Some tests our staff can routinely perform include:
- Basic Metabolic Panel
- Blood Glucose for Type I or Type II Diabetes
- Complete Blood Count
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Electrolytes, too low, abnormal percentages
- Fecal Blood Occult
- Flu Virus
- Pregnancy Test
- Strep A Infections
- Trichomoniasis and other parasites
These comprehensive diagnostic tests are able to indicate when body systems are malfunctioning, even when it may not be apparent. Combining these test results with any possible patient symptoms allows our doctors to make educated decisions in terms of illnesses that can be ruled out. Labs can also identify the presence of viral infections, bacteria, high or low levels of hormones, and so on.
If you feel you may be in need of these services, come into our Twin Oaks Urgent Care center in Friendswood, TX today. As an efficient one-stop medical facility, we can help you onto the path of a speedy recovery. Call us at (281) 485-2939 for more information on our lab testing and x-ray services!