Lab Testing

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Bossier Family Medicine, LLC

Family Medicine located in North Bossier, South Bossier & Stonewall, LA

Lab testing is an essential tool used to completely understand your health condition and needs. Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, is a primary care practice with a full-service lab on-site. The practice offers lab testing to assess general health, diagnose infections, and check hormone levels. For comprehensive care from a family medicine practice that can meet all your health needs, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today. 

Lab Testing Q & A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing is one of the health services available at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC. Aiming to make health care as accessible as possible, the family medicine practice provides many health services on-site, including a full-service lab. 

What are the types of lab testing?

The full-service lab at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, performs a wide range of lab tests. Types of lab testing include:

Basic metabolic panel (BMP)

The BMP is a blood test that checks your glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine levels. Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, also provides individual lab testing for potassium and creatinine. 

Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)

The CMP is a more comprehensive blood test including the BMP levels, as well as your liver enzymes and albumin. 

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, also provides individual liver function tests and lab testing for microalbumin.

Complete blood count (CBC)

The CBC measures red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. 

Hemoglobin A1C

Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that screens for diabetes and assesses blood sugar control in people with diabetes. 

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

The PSA is a screening test for prostate cancer in men.

Lipid panel

The lipid panel checks your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 

Thyroid hormone test

Thyroid hormone testing includes a check of your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), as well as the individual thyroid hormones (T3 and T4).

Flu test

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, also provides lab testing for flu infections.

Rapid strep test

To diagnose strep throat, the family medicine practice performs the rapid strep test. 

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

  1. pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach that may increase your risk of developing peptic ulcers. 

Urinalysis dip

The urinalysis dip is a screening test that checks your kidneys and liver’s general health and function. 

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, also performs pregnancy tests and lab work to assess your vitamin D levels. 

How do I know what lab testing I need?

Your provider at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, determines the type of lab testing you need when you come in for care. You may benefit from lab testing to assess general health or screen for health problems during your annual physical exam.

The Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, team may also request lab testing when you come in for urgent care to find the underlying cause of your illness.

For comprehensive care, including a full-service lab, schedule an appointment at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, by calling the office or booking online today. 

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC