Lab Tests

Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care & Adolescent Health in Mesa, AZ

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Lab Tests services offered in Mesa, AZ

Lab tests play an important role in shaping your health care and are among the services available from Diana Noriega, FNP, of GP Family Care Mesa. Residents of Mesa, Arizona, who are interested in learning more about their current state of health and how to take steps to improve quality of life should book a visit online or by phone today.   


What are lab tests?

Lab tests take samples of blood, urine, or other tissues and evaluates them for a wide range of health markers. The results are used to guide your health care. 

Lab testing is one of the most powerful tools available to patients and practitioners and is almost always incorporated into preventive health services. At GP Family Care Mesa, Diana provides guidance on which in-house lab tests are appropriate for your age, sex, and overall health. 

How are lab tests used in health care?

Las testing has many uses in health care and has been part of shaping health and wellness for many generations. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, today’s options can provide a wealth of information and play a powerful role in active health management. 

Basic health overview

Lab testing offers the chance to learn more about how your organs and systems are currently functioning. The results of blood work and other testing are added to your personal medical record, which is an invaluable living document that shows changes over time. 

Diagnostics

Lab testing provides information that can inform the diagnostic process. When you have symptoms, Diana uses the results of your lab testing to narrow down the cause and to determine if more in-depth testing is needed.  

Chronic disease management

An essential part of chronic disease management is lab testing. It allows Diana to identify your risk levels and shape your care accordingly. Over time, lab testing also allows you to track your progress, which helps you know which treatment options are delivering the best results. 

Lab testing is a simple and straightforward process. These tools are part of routine health care as well as chronic disease management and can be done during normally scheduled visits. GP Family Care Mesa offers in-house lab testing. 

How often should I have lab testing?

If you have no serious health issues, lab testing might only need to be done once every few years. Routine blood testing provides invaluable information about your current health and is a part of preventive medicine. 

The results of lab testing can show changes over time and help you understand if you need to take action to reduce your risk of chronic disease. If you’re receiving treatment for chronic health issues, lab testing might be done more frequently. 

At GP Family Care Mesa, Diana can help you to find the right drug therapy for your needs as well. Lab testing can track how well your medication is working and indicate where adjustments need to be made. 

Lab testing is also part of acute care. When sudden symptoms arise, testing is a great diagnostic tool that can move you closer to a customized treatment plan. 

If you have additional questions about the role lab testing plays in overall health and wellness or are overdue for routine blood work or other testing, call GP Family Care Mesa today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete.