Many men and women visit our diagnostic lab to have tests performed on them. Oftentimes, these visits are the result of a doctor’s request. The doctor has spotted something disturbing about a patient’s health, and they feel it is necessary to investigate this area of concern further. In order to do so, the patient will need to visit a diagnostic lab where specific medical tests are performed to acquire hard data to reference during a follow-up appointment with the doctor. Sometimes this data will produce results that will indicate something is seriously wrong. Other times, the results of a diagnostic procedure will turn out to show no danger of a patient’s health being compromised at all.
Why Get a Test?
There are usually very sound reasons for why a doctor will refer you to a lab to do a specified medical procedure or test. A lot of times, the test or medical procedure being done is undoubtedly for a specific medical purpose. Oftentimes, knowing this kind of information will help a patient to better understand what kind of questions they should be asking the medical professional.
As a patient with a questionable health concern, you may want to know how long it will take a lab to get your test results back to you. This is often a legitimate concern, and one that the team at our lab should be able to give a reasonably definite answer to—especially if getting these results needs to be expedited for some reason.
What Do Your Test Results Mean?
Many times, a patient will get a copy of their test results from a diagnostic lab and be left with little more insight than they started out with having. Understandably, you need help in order to understand the meaning of the numbers or results filled out on the paper containing your test results. Our team can help you regarding any questions or concerns related to your test results.