Doctor visits often include lab tests, which can be inconvenient if you have to go off-site for testing. At The Honeycomb Clinic in Houston, Texas, the caring health care providers put their patients first. They’re making health and wellness care convenient by offering lab testing and a wide range of other services for the community in one place. Call the office or click the online appointment maker to set up your labs now.
Labs refer to lab testing. Evaluating your blood, urine, saliva, or nasal discharge can yield valuable information about your current state of health and even help predict possible issues in the future.
Labs are a standard part of pediatric and adult medical care, and most patients need lab testing at some point. Some of the different occasions when The Honeycomb Clinic might perform lab testing include:
If you need lab testing, you can usually have tests on the same day as your appointment.
In most cases, you don’t have to take any special steps to prepare for lab testing at The Honeycomb Clinic. However, in some instances, such as diabetes and cholesterol testing, you need to fast before the test.
Generally, that means no food or liquids for 8-12 hours. So, you’ll usually schedule those labs in the morning. That way, you’ll only need to skip breakfast and can eat and drink normally after the lab tests.
Lab sample collection is a quick process. Your provider takes a blood, saliva, or other type of sample in a matter of seconds, and it’s a painless process.
If you need to submit a urine sample, you’ll have complete privacy in a bathroom. You’ll fill a urine sample cup to the line and return it to your provider.
The Honeycomb Clinic conducts most lab testing on-site, so your providers have the fastest possible access to your test results. That means you’ll get results sooner. In fact, some tests, like urinalysis results, are generally available within a matter of minutes.
When your lab results are ready, your provider takes the time to explain what they mean and answers your questions. Your lab tests might indicate that you need to make some lifestyle changes or start a new medication, so your provider can guide you through the process.
If you need to schedule labs, call The Honeycomb Clinic or book your appointment through the online appointment maker now.