Lab & Imaging
In-House Testing Capabilities
- Blood Pregnancy test (HCGs), Serum
- Urine HCG
- Stat Chemistry testing (Chem panel and electrolytes)
- Bacterial Vaginitis Panel for yeast infections
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Non Invasive Parental Testing Kit (Panorama)
- Chlamydia Gonorrhea
Hormone Panel Tests
- Free and Total Testosterone
Prepare For Your Test
Fasting before a blood draw?
Most testing does not require fasting. However, some test like cholesterol and random glucose do. For a fasting blood draw, please do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-10 hours. If you are unsure if you are required to fast please do not hesitate to call us.
Glucose Testing - One Hour
- No special diet needs to be followed. No need to fast, but refrain from eating too many sugary foods.
- At the lab, you will be given 50g glucose solution to drink. Drink the entire beverage within 5 minutes.
- Do not eat anything after drinking the glucose solution.
- Your blood will be drawn 1 hour after finishing the glucose solution.
- Usually hemoglobin & hematocrit is also drawn to check for anemia.
- If you vomit soon after you’ve had the drink, you’ll have to come back another day and repeat the test (this is usually a non-issue).
Glucose Testing - Three Hours
- Eat a balanced diet that contains at least 150 grams (g) of carbohydrate per day for 3 days before the test. Fruits, breads, cereals, grains, rice, crackers, and starchy vegetables such as potatoes, beans, and corn are good sources of carbohydrate. If you eat a normal diet and have an extra piece of bread at each meal, you’ll likely be getting enough carbs.
- Do not eat, drink, smoke, or exercise strenuously for at least 8 hours before your first blood sample is taken. The glucose tolerance diagnostic test may take up to 4 hours. Bring something to read to help you pass the time. Your blood will be taken when you arrive fasting.
- After you drink 100g of glucose solution, the blood will be taken at 1-hour, 2-hour and 3-hour mark. Since activity can interfere with test results, you will be asked to sit quietly during the entire test. Do not eat during the test. You may drink only water during this time. You may drink small sips of water if thirsty.
- As you’ll likely be hungry, please bring something to eat after the test has been completed.
Things to Know
When will my test results be ready?
For most tests the turn around time is 24 to 48 hours. Some tests that we have to send out to other labs require more time for test results to come back, usually 5-7 business days. Results for tests that we have to run for emergency patients are usually ready within one hour.
Non Invasive Prenatal Testing or NIPT Kits
We use the Panorama Kit, which checks for Trisomy 13, 18 and 21 and also tells you the gender of the baby as early as 9 weeks.
Our in-house imaging center is equipped to perform all necessary imaging for any type of gyn or early pregnancy emergency.
Pelvic (Trans-abdominal/Trans-vaginal) Ultrasound
Used to visualize the uterus, bilateral ovaries, and endometrium (lining), can help to detect cysts, fibroids, and some types of polyps
Obstetrical (Trans-abdominal/Trans-vaginal) Ultrasound
In an early pregnancy ultrasound is used for dating purposes and fetal heart tones. The first trimester ultrasound is also the most accurate in terms of dating. It can also help eliminate the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy located outside of the uterus).
Non-diagnostic tool used to visualize the baby’s face, body, feet, and toes; providing that the baby is in an ideal position. 4-D is the 3-D component used in conjunction with movement. Priceless moments such as yawning can be captured with 4-D.
Sonography is now widely performed to help detect breast abnormalities such as cysts, fibroadenomas, and certain types of breast cancer. I
They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge. At the moment we refer out for all mammograms to our partner organisations. Complete Women Care will have its own breast imaging center starting 2018.