First Keller Healthcare can perform almost any lab, including but not limited to tests that measure and monitor hematology, microbiology, chemistry, hormone, diabetes, cardiovascular, thyroid, urinalysis, food allergy, inhalant allergy, and pharmacogenetics.
In many cases, yes. However, some labs require fasting for accuracy, so if you’ve eaten before your appointment, you may have to stop in first in the morning another day for individual screenings and tests. Whenever possible, your labs occur while you’re in the clinic for your appointment to provide you with maximum convenience.
Yes, you have the right to make decisions about your medical care as you see fit. However, the providers are First Keller Healthcare believe in ordering only clinically-warranted lab tests and take special care to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
If you have questions about your treatment or the diagnostic steps taken, please know that the providers at First Keller Healthcare take the time to address each of your concerns.
Each test is different, so it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or nurse before the blood draw.
In most cases, you won’t have to do anything aside from arriving in a shirt that can easily reveal the crook of your arm. In some cases, you may have to fast before your test, take your medications, or delay your medications.
Please note, however, that you should never delay your medications without explicit directions from your doctor.
The way each lab test gets processed varies; some are merely run through a machine while others are viewed under a microscope by a microbiologist. Others need time to grow before results are available.
For those reasons, some lab results are ready in just 30 minutes, while you may wait 7-10 days before receiving the results of other labs. Fortunately, the care team at First Keller Healthcare knows what to expect for each lab test and gives you a range to ensure you know what to expect.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!