In-Office Labs and Testing

In-House Diagnostics for Convenience and Customized Therapy

 

Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Our in-office lab provides immediate blood count information to the physicians, allowing for specific recommendations and treatment plans to be made during the office visit. 

Hemoglobin A1C
We are able to test for diabetes and have a result within minutes. The hemoglobin A1C measurement is also used to monitor how well diabetes medications and interventions are working.  

PT/INR
For our patients on anti-coagulation with Warfarin (Coumadin), we offer in-office PT/INR testing. This allows us to adjust your therapy as needed.

Heidelberg - Stomach Acid Testing
If you suffer from acid reflux, it is important to find out if this issue is truly caused by too much stomach acid.  In many cases, the problem is actually too little stomach acid, which can lead to a multitude of symptoms and medical conditions like bloating, indigestion, irregularity, nutritional deficiencies, and GI infections, just to name a few.  Conventional acid-relieving medications lead to nutrient deficiencies and other potentially serious medical issues.  We test your stomach acid using the Heidelberg system, a micro-electronic diagnostic tool that can accurately diagnose hypochlorhydria, hyperchlorhydria, achlorhydria. 

Cardiac Index - Blood Volume Testing
The cardiac index is the measure of changes in the aorta's blood volume and velocity with each heartbeat. The cardiac index helps to assess a patient's cardiovascular risk with a 5-minute, non-invasive test.

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG)
Physicians often order an EKG when they suspect the presence of heart disease. This test  records the electronic impulses transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats.  The findings can diagnose disease, or dictate which medications may be needed or must be avoided.  

Spirometry - Lung Capacity Testing
Spirometry is a form of pulmonary function testing, which evaluates lung function.  It measures the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool for diagnosing and monitoring conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and COPD.

Plethysmograph - Circulation Testing
Build-up of atherosclerotic plaque affects our whole bodies, not just the heart. Our physicians obtain circulation information from the extremities on a plethysmograph device. Plethysmography is a non-invasive method used to detect blood flow restrictions as well as to track blood flow improvements following therapies.  

Radiography 
Radiography is the use of X-rays to image skeletal and other internal structures.  We can perform most routine radiography in our X-ray lab, and produce images within minutes for our phsicians to evaluate.

Bone Densitometer
We utilize a simple, non-invasive bone densitometer to screen for osteoporosis and to measure progress of bone health during therapies.