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Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Asheboro, NC

Lab Testing services offered in Asheboro, NC

Lab testing can be a complicated process at some medical practices because they send patients to other facilities for blood draws and other tests. At Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina, Chelsea Poe, FNP, Kirstie Ferrell, FNP, and  Keung Lee, MD, PhD, MHA makes the process easy and convenient with in-house lab testing. If you need lab testing, X-rays, or any other diagnostic services, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Lab Testing Q&A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing refers to tests that detect, rule out, or confirm illness or disease. Many medical practices refer patients to lab testing sites or other clinics for lab testing, but Triad Internal Medicine offers comprehensive lab testing in the office. This gives you everything you need to resolve illness and injury as quickly as possible. 

What conditions can lab testing detect?

Lab testing can detect many diseases and illnesses, as well as identify the early signs of emerging health issues. Some of the many medical issues lab testing can detect include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) 
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Anemia
  • Allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Some types of cancer
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Kidney disease

Lab testing can detect a number of conditions. It’s often an integral part of the diagnostic process when you visit Triad Internal Medicine with an illness or injury. 

You can often have lab testing during many physical exams, such as Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, school physicals, and wellness exams. Sometimes, lab tests simply screen for early signs of disease, and in other cases, you need them to verify that you don’t have communicable diseases to pass your exam. 

Additionally, you need regular lab testing as part of your chronic disease management plan. For example, people with diabetes need to perform frequent blood sugar testing at home along with periodic blood tests in the office. 

What does lab testing involve?

The lab testing process varies with your needs and suspected issues. Some of the most common types of lab tests include:

  • Blood draws: blood withdrawal through an arm vein
  • Finger stick: pricking your fingertip for a drop of blood
  • Urine tests: urinating in a small cup
  • Nasal swabs: cotton swab on a stick, twirled around your nasal cavity
  • Throat swabs: cotton swab in the back of the throat
  • Skin biopsy: removal of a small amount of skin for testing
  • Genital swabs: cotton swab to collect genital fluid 

Lab testing is generally a fast, painless, and easy process. Your providers at Triad Internal Medicine receive your lab testing results right away so you can get a diagnosis and treatment that same day. 

Triad Internal Medicine smooths the path to medical solutions through convenient in-house lab testing. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.