Lab Testing Services in Burbank CA

Lab Testing Services in Burbank CA

Lab testing services are available at Burbank Urgent Care as a part of our health system to ensure our patients get the highest quality healthcare available, and so that we can provide treatment if necessary. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3413 W. Pacific Avenue Suite # 102 Burbank, CA 91505.

Lab Testing Services Near Me in Burbank CA
Lab Testing Services Near Me in Burbank CA

Table of Contents:

What are the laboratory tests?
What are common lab tests?
Why are lab tests important?
What do lab tests check for?

What are the laboratory tests?

Laboratory tests are medical procedures that are intended to be used on samples of urine, blood, or other tissues and/or substances which are taken from the body to help diagnose a condition or disease.
 
A medical physician will collect a sample of blood from the patient’s body and sent it off to our in-clinic laboratory to perform testing. The sample will be used to identify a range of different substances, and how many substances. Depending on the laboratory test that was requested, the presence, absence, or amount of particular analytes within the sample will show if the patient has a particular condition or not. Some laboratories may compare the results from the patient to other results obtained from past laboratory tests provided by the patient, this is to see if there have been any changes within the samples and/or the patient’s condition.

What are common lab tests?

Laboratory testing is quite common to pinpoint any issues you may be dealing with or review your health. Many laboratory tests are completed onsite at urgent care like Burbank Urgent Care and are mainly ordered in multitude, some doctors may order more extensive lab tests as it provides a cost-effective as well as a time-saving option to their patients, and a more convenient way for them to complete in-depth lab tests to get everything completed. A few of the most common laboratory tests and screening tests that are offered at our urgent care Burbank Urgent Care include:
 
• Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
• Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
• Bladder Infections
• Urinary Tract Infections
• Strep Throat
• Herpes
• TB Testing (Tuberculosis)
• Drug Tests
• DOT/Screening Tests
 
All of our laboratory tests are completed on-site at our urgent care. Many of our laboratory tests can be completed within the same day you have a visit with one of our medical physicians. You can connect with us about specific lab requests by calling or chatting online through our texting app.

Why are lab tests important?

Your physician may request lab tests as an important part of the physical or diagnosis of a condition or disease. These laboratory tests will help the physician to:

• Identify any changes within the health of the patient’s condition before any symptoms show
• Diagnose and/or aid in the diagnosis of a disease or condition
• Help the physician plan the treatment for the patient’s condition or disease
• Help the physician evaluate the response necessary for your treatment
• Allow the physician to monitor the course of the disease over a period of time

What do lab tests check for?

Different types of laboratory tests will show whether the patient’s results fall within normal ranges or not. All test results will provide a range that is considered normal, this is due to the normal values varying from one patient to the next. What is a normal result range for one person may not be normal for the next.
 
Other types of laboratory tests will show whether there is a certain substance that is present or even absent within the sample. This can include mutations in a gene, or an infectious organism, all of which will indicate whether the patient has an infection, disease, or whether they may need treatment or not.
 
While many laboratory results are precise and reliable indicators of the patient’s specific health issues, others will only provide general feedback to provide medical physicians clues to possible health issues that the patient may have. Information that is obtained from the laboratory results can help medical physicians make a decision on whether more testing or procedures are necessary to make a diagnosis or to help devise a treatment plan. All laboratory test results have to be interpreted within the context of the patient’s overall health and are used along with other exams like physicals or tests. We serve patients from Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Pasadena CA, Beverly Hills CA, San Fernando CA, La Crescenta-Montrose CA, North Hollywood CA, Toluca Lake CA, Sunland CA and Kagel Canyon CA.