On-Site Lab Testing
Here at Community Quick Care we offer on-site lab testing! Lab tests aren’t just for patients who have come in for treatment, but drug screens and TB skin tests are sometimes required by employers and schools. Our prices for self-pay patients for these tests are very inexpensive. Often times, employers will pay for pre-employment drug screens. If we are contracted by the employer, we can bill them directly. Schedule a lab test or screening with us today!
Lab Tests offered at Community Quick Care:
Drug Test & Screen (Urine / Blood)
Drug screens are mainly used for medication monitoring. They are frequently ordered by providers for medication refill purposes, or for pre-employment requirements. If a urine drug screen result is abnormal, the test is typically sent to an outside lab for confirmation. Our in-house drug screens test for Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Morphine, Benzodiazepines, MDMA (ecstasy), Oxycodone, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Phencyclidine (PCP), and Amphetamines. During a drug screen, you will be asked to leave all belongings in the exam room.
A glucose test is a type of blood test used to determine the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is mainly used in screening for prediabetes or diabetes. For this test, a simple finger stick is performed, and the results are immediately calculated. If the results are abnormal, further testing may be required. This test does not require the patient to be fasting.
H. Pylori (Helicobacter Pylori)
pylori infection occurs when a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects your stomach. This usually happens during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, H. pylori infection may be present in more than half the people in the world. To test for H.pylori, a finger stick is performed, and the results take about 10 minutes. If the results are positive, further testing and/or treatment may be required. Symptoms may include: An ache or burning pain in your abdomen, abdominal pain that’s worse when your stomach is empty, nausea, loss of appetite, frequent burping, bloating, and unintentional weight loss.
Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. If a hemoglobin test reveals that your hemoglobin level is lower than normal, it means you have a low red blood cell count (anemia). Symptoms of anemia include: Fatigue, feeling of unwellness, heart palpitations, hair loss, and shortness of breath. This is test is performed by a finger stick, and the results are immediate. If your hemoglobin is low, further treatment/testing may be required.
Flu is caused by influenza viruses, and can be spread by sneezing, coughing, and touch or close contact. Symptoms of influenza may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle/body aches, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea. This test is performed using a nasal swab, and the results take 15 minutes. The typical treatment for influenza is a prescription for Tamiflu.
Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. Symptoms may include fatigue, sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes in armpit or neck, swollen tonsils, headache, skin rash, and swollen spleen. This test is performed by finger stick, and the results are calculated in 5 minutes. If the mono test is positive, further treatment may be required.
The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells formed in the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. This test requires a urine sample, and the results are calculated in 5 minutes. If the test is positive, a blood test may be done.
Strep (Strep Throat)
The rapid strep is a rapid diagnostic test that is widely used in clinics to assist in the diagnosis of bacterial pharyngitis caused by group A streptococci (GAS), sometimes termed strep throat. Symptoms of strep throat may include sore throat, headache, stomach ache, and fever. This test requires a throat swab, and the results take 5 minutes. If the test is positive, further treatment may be required.
Tuberculosis (TB) Test
The TST is performed by injecting 0.1 ml of tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) into the inner surface of the forearm. The TST is an intradermal injection. The injection will produce a pale elevation of the skin (a wheal) 6 to 10 mm in diameter. The skin test is the standard method of determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which may be required by employers or schools. The skin test reaction should be read between 48 and 72 hours after administration. A patient who does not return within 72 hours will need to be rescheduled for another skin test. If the test is positive, further testing is required.
Urinalysis is a test that evaluates a sample of your urine. Urinalysis is used to detect and assess a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease and diabetes. Urinalysis involves examining the appearance, concentration and content of urine. This test takes about 5 minutes to complete. If abnormal, further testing/treatment may be required.