Sycamore Medical Clinic
Internal Medicine & Certified Family Nurse Practitioners located in Palestine, TX
Lab testing provides a quick and accurate way to diagnose health problems invisible to the eye, like hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and broken bones. At Sycamore Medical Clinic, internal medicine physician Michael Gorby, MD, PA, and the team have an in-house lab with X-rays, ultrasound, bone density testing, and more. To make an appointment at the practice in Palestine, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Lab Q & A
What is a medical lab?
A medical lab is a facility that provides diagnostic imaging and other related services, like blood work, urinalysis, or viral testing.
Lab samples are often taken at one location and sent to another, but at Sycamore Medical Clinic, the team has a full-scale medical lab on-site. This allows for quicker turnaround times and (in most cases) same-day results.
What services does the medical lab provide?
At Sycamore Medical Clinic, the medical lab provides various services, including:
X-rays use electronic sensors and small amounts of radiation to capture detailed photos of your bones and joints. The team might recommend X-rays if they suspect you have a broken bone or pneumonia.
An ultrasound is a type of diagnostic imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and internal organs.
Blood work analyzes a blood sample to determine your risk of health problems like high cholesterol or a hormonal imbalance. The team at Sycamore Medical Clinic has a draw station for lab work that makes collecting samples quick and pain-free.
Bone density tests
A bone density test is a special type of X-ray that assesses the health and condition of your bones. This type of testing can help your provider diagnose osteoporosis, a chronic disease that causes your bones to deteriorate.
Ankle-brachial index (ABI)
An ABI test screens for peripheral artery disease (PAD); during the test, your provider compares the blood pressure in your ankle to the blood pressure in your arm. Having lower blood pressure in your leg may mean you may have blocked arteries.
An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity of your heart. It’s a safe and noninvasive way to determine your risk of heart problems.
Pulmonary function testing
Pulmonary function testing assesses your lung capacity. It’s an effective way to diagnose respiratory issues like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema.
Rapid COVID testing
Rapid COVID testing determines if you have COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). Rapid testing provides results in as little as 45 minutes, so you’ll know if you’re contagious before leaving the office.
What type of lab testing might benefit me?
To determine the type of lab testing that will benefit you most, the team at Sycamore Medical Clinic reviews your health history and conducts an exam. After gathering that information, they can order a series of lab tests that align with your needs.
To receive lab testing, make an appointment at Sycamore Medical Clinic by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.