Laboratory Services

At Premier Health & Wellness Center we are committed to ensuring the highest optimal care for our patients. Through our highly-trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment, PHWC Laboratory Services provide the highest quality of test results and services to our patients.

Lab Tests Include:

We perform several laboratory tests to help you manage your health. Some of these lab tests include:

The complete blood count, or CBC blood test, is a screening tool for anemia, inflammation, infection, and other medical problems. This test evaluates the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in your blood. It also provides information about the amount of hemoglobin in your red blood cells. The CBC is also used to make sure people are healthy enough to undergo surgery or other medical procedures.

The basic metabolic panel and comprehensive metabolic panel are very useful tools for determining how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, identifying electrolyte imbalances, and diagnosing other disorders.

Your blood contains several substances that cause it to clot when you get a cut or other injury.  Clotting tests help determine if you are at risk for blood clots or bleeding disorders. If you take a blood thinner such as heparin or warfarin, clotting tests are used to monitor your progress. If you have an abnormal test result, you might have to increase or decrease the dosage of your medication to prevent clotting or bleeding problems.

The lipid panel is a useful tool for determining your risk of developing heart disease or stroke. The test determines your total cholesterol level and gives a breakdown of how much of that cholesterol is carried by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and how much is carried by high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesterol is a waxy substance that can stick to the walls of the arteries, reducing blood flow and increasing your risk of heart attack. The lipid panel also provides information about your triglyceride level. High triglycerides (TG) also increase your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke.

A thyroid panel is used to evaluate thyroid function and/or help diagnose hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism due to various thyroid disorders. The panel typically includes tests for:

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Free thyroxine (free T4)
  • Total or free triiodothyronine (total or free T3)
  • Flu (rapid influenza test)
  • Strep throat (Rapid strep A)
  • Infectious mononucleosis: Blood test
  • Diabetes: checking Hb A1c on blood test
  • Drug screening: urine or blood test.