As part of our comprehensive primary care services. Central Primary Care offers a range of screening and diagnostic tests, including:
ROUTINE LABORATORY TESTS
Complete Blood Count
This test, also known as a CBC, is the most common blood test performed by physicians. The CBC measures red and white blood cells and platelets in your blood. The CBC is helpful in assessing general health, and to screen for various health conditions.
Basic Metabolic Panel
The basic metabolic panel tests levels of glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, carbon dioxide, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine in the blood. It also provides information on blood sugar level, electrolyte levels, and fluids, and assesses kidney function. The basic metabolic panel is used for both routine screening, and to monitor your response to certain medications.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
This test combines a basic metabolic panel with additional tests to evaluate your metabolic function.
The lipid panel is a set of tests that measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels, to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease.
The liver panel is a group of tests that can help evaluate your liver function.
Thyroid conditions are widespread, and can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain or loss, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. Blood tests for thyroid function aid in diagnosing and managing the treatment of thyroid conditions including hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, and Graves' disease,
Diabetes screening and management tests -- including the Hemoglobin A1C and fasting plasma glucose tests -- can help to identify pre-diabetes type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes. These tests are also used to evaluate the effectiveness of diabetes medications and lifestyle changes recommended to control your blood sugar.
Often the first lab test performed, urinalysis is a general test used to screen for a variety of diseases. Urinalysis is also used to monitor treatments for diabetes and kidney disease.
Cultures are used to diagnose and treat infections. Bacterial illnesses such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia, strep throat, MRSA, and meningitis can all be detected with cultures. The specific bacteria can also be cultured to determine the most effective antibiotic to treat the infection.
H. Pylori Breath Test
Central Primary Care offers the Helicobacter Pylori (H-Pylori) breath test. H. Pylori is a bacterium that can live in the stomach. The test can determine whether H. Pylori infection is the cause of your stomach-related symptoms or ulcer, or to evaluate whether a course of prescribed medication has cleared up an already diagnosed infection. This simple and non-invasive test typically takes around 40 minutes. You start by breathing down a straw into two tubes. You then drink a special water-based solution, and after a 30-minute wait, you again breathe down a straw into two tubes. The results of the test are sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Spot Prothrombin Time (PT) Test
Central Primary Care offers the PT test, which evaluates how long it takes your blood to clot, and measures multiple blood clotting factors. The PT test is used to screen for bleeding abnormalities and is particularly useful for patients taking the blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin). PT test results can help prevent delays in treatment, and potentially save patients from complications of bleeding, stroke, and other effects of blood thinners.
A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a test used to screen for cervical cancer and pre-cancerous cervical changes in women. Early detection provides a greater chance of a cure. Evaluation of the cell samples collected from your cervix during a Pap smear can also detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. A Pap smear is usually done in conjunction with a pelvic exam. In women older than age 30, the Pap smear may be combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer in some women.
Sexually-Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing
Confidential STD testing is performed in our office, including tests for:
Central Primary Care is fully equipped to provide EKG testing to fully evaluate your heart, and diagnose any conditions or abnormalities in heart function.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
Central Primary Care uses spirometry to conduct pulmonary function tests (PFTs). A PFT is a noninvasive test to evaluate your lung health, and aids in the diagnosis of allergies, respiratory infections, and lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema, among others.
IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC TESTS