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Labs & Radiology

Located in Melbourne, FL

Labs & Radiology

Labs and radiology services help enhance medical care and are among the services available from your provider at DOCCS in Melbourne, Florida. Having access to in-house labs and radiology saves you time and hassle, allowing you to focus on the things that matter most. If you need to book these services, online scheduling is an option, or you can always call to check appointment availability.

Labs & Radiology Q & A

What are labs and why are they important?

Lab testing takes samples of your blood, urine, or other tissues and examines them in various ways. Some samples are examined under a microscope, while others are subjected to chemical testing to search for certain characteristics. 

Advancements in medical technology have vastly improved lab testing. It can provide insight into how well your organs and systems are functioning. Your provider uses the results of your labs to shape your preventive medicine guidance or to create your treatment path. 

Lab testing can also play a role in the diagnostic process. Certain tests can show signs of disease or areas where your health can be improved. There are tests for high blood sugar, hormonal imbalance, viral infections, and more. 

Lab testing is also a valuable tool for tracking your treatment progress. If you’re in treatment for a chronic health issue, periodic lab testing can determine if your current therapies are working and where improvements can be made.  

 

What kinds of labs can be done on-site?

At DOCCS, you have access to many lab testing options, including:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing
  • Routine blood panels
  • Urinalysis
  • Drug screenings
  • Tests that assess your blood’s clotting properties

These are just some of the ways that lab testing can inform and guide your health and wellness planning.

 

What type of radiology services are available?

DOCCS also offers diagnostic radiology services. These tools help your provider learn more about your internal structures without invasive procedures. The results are used to customize your treatment plan or determine if additional diagnostic efforts are necessary. 

X-rays use low levels of radiation to create detailed imaging of your bones and other tissues. The results can help diagnose a range of conditions, including fractures, joint degeneration, and joint misalignment. 

Ultrasounds are another form of diagnostic radiology. Ultrasounds use advanced technology to pass sound waves through your body. As those waves encounter various tissues, they create echoes that are collected and interpreted by the system’s software. The result is real-time imaging of soft tissues. 

Neither X-rays or ultrasounds require much advanced preparation. There is also no need for any form of anesthesia, making these diagnostic tools an outstanding value for your investment. 

If you need to book labs and radiology services, online scheduling is fast and easy. Appointments can also be made over the phone, so don’t delay.

DOCCS Urgent and Primary Health Care
✆ Phone (appointments): tel:321-752-7100

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