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By westgate December 24, 2021

What Are Common Lab Tests?

When it comes to your health, there’s more than meets the eye. Although a visit to the doctor usually means a check of your heart, lungs, and blood pressure, it can also include lab work to check your blood, urine, or tissues. What are common lab tests that may be performed?

Complete Blood Count (CBC): This blood draw measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets present in your blood.

Metabolic Panel: Another blood draw, this measures the levels of various minerals in your blood to check for imbalances or deficiencies, such as anemia.

Cholesterol Screening: Comparing the proportion of HDL to LDL in your bloodstream can indicate your risk for health issues like heart disease.

Thyroid Panel: Your thyroid is responsible for regulating many functions in your body, so this blood test ensures your thyroid levels are balanced and the thyroid is working appropriately.

Pregnancy Urine Sample: This lab test checks for proteins that can indicate potential health issues for both mother and baby.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening: This test screens for multiple STDs, as well as infections.

Lab tests can be done as a preventative care measure, or used to diagnose and monitor health issues. At Westgate Family Physicians, we offer convenient in-house labs, saving you precious time and energy. Our expertly trained staff will perform your lab test quickly, so you can get your results back sooner. Ready to schedule an appointment in Spartanburg or request lab work? Contact us at (864) 574-0070 or send us a message at https://westgatephysicians.com/contact-us/.