Labs and X-rays are valuable tools in urgent care, allowing for quick, reliable, and accurate diagnostic assessments. At MedPlus Urgent Care in Fallbrook, California, Graydon W. Skeoch, MD, MBA, and the team use labs and X-rays to track your progress as you go through treatment or monitor conditions as they develop over time. To find out if you need labs and X-rays, call MedPlus Urgent Care for same day Telemedicine appointment, or walk in for a visit today.
Labs and X-rays are two different diagnostic strategies that the team at MedPlus Urgent Care uses to evaluate medical conditions and injuries. These tests provide information that isn’t obtainable or confirmable with a physical examination alone.
Depending on your health concern, you might need:
Lab tests assess the chemical content of various fluid or tissue samples from your body. These include blood tests, urinalysis, mucus swabs, and biopsies.
X-ray is a type of imaging test that uses ionizing radiation to produce a black-and-white image of structures inside your body, including bones, soft tissue, organs, and foreign objects.
Labs and X-rays can serve a few different medical purposes. They can aid in making initial diagnoses when you visit MedPlus Urgent Care with new symptoms or injuries and can help with preventive screening tests.
The team at MedPlus Urgent Care might also encourage you to visit regularly as you go through treatment for follow-up tests and exams. They can track the results of a treatment over time through labs and X-rays and use the results of these tests to develop a more effective, personalized care plan.
Labs and X-rays can also help your provider track a condition over time, even if it’s too early to consider any professional treatment initially.
Different tests and imaging scans deliver results at different times. For certain blood, urine, or swab tests, it can take a few days before your results are available and accurate. Imaging tests like X-rays are often available almost immediately.
Before your test at MedPlus Urgent Care, the team tells you how long you can expect to await the results. As soon as your results are available and conclusive, they let you know right away and can fill you in on what they mean in regards to your health.
If the results are in any way abnormal or have changed since your last visit, the team lets you know how your treatment plan will change.
To find out if you can benefit from labs and X-rays, call MedPlus Urgent Care for same day Telemedicine appointment, or walk in for a visit today.