Lab & Imaging
We provide in-house labs and imaging to optimize your time and your health.
Complete Women Care offers in-office blood draws for all lab tests.
In-House Lab Services
- 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)
- T3Free and T4Free
- Free and Total Testosterone
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.
Most test results are available in 24 to 48 hours but when we send tests out to other labs, it may take up to 5-7 business days. Test results for emergency patients are usually ready within one hour.
For all tests that we can not run in-house we partner with ABC Laboratory, Quest and LabCorp for clinical specimens and Path MD for all pathology, cytology, and biopsies.
Ultrasound | Imaging Services
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). An anatomy scan performed at 20 weeks gestation is used to visualize fetal structures such as the stomach, urinary bladder, kidneys, heart, central nervous system, umbilical cord, spine, and extremities. During a growth scan we can estimate the maturation of the fetus by measuring the head, waist, and the femur (thigh bone). Ultrasound is also used to measure amniotic fluid, placental location, and cervical length.
3-D & 4-D Ultrasounds
Our lab and imaging services can also give you your first look at the newest member of your family. Non-diagnostic tools are 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. These scans can provide a great way for the entire family to enjoy and bond over the upcoming birth. To prepare for this fun experience it would be ideal if you (mom) eats a light meal with fruit and/or orange juice 30-45 minutes beforehand. A full bladder may also assist in fetal position. The patient will receive a CD with 3-D images, and a DCD with 2-D/3-D/4-D to remember her little miracle. Patients may bring family members as well.
Abdominal ultrasounds require a patient to be fasting for 6-8 hrs beforehand. Therefore these scans are better done in the morning, especially for our pregnant patients. During this scan we will take a look at the liver, pancreas, gallbladder,common bile duct, kidneys, & spleen. We utilize ultrasound to rule out common findings such as stones in the kidneys and gallbladder, or fatty liver disease.
Used to visualize the uterus, bilateral ovaries, and endometrium (lining), can help to detect cysts, fibroids, and some types of polyps. Pelvic ultrasounds may also be ordered for infertility patients to visualize follicles (“eggs”). If a patient is only comfortable with the transabdominal approach, please come with a full bladder and refrain from using the restroom. Ideally, this would require 32 oz. of water finished 1 hr prior to the exam. More water may be required if the patient does not normally drink water.
Hormones produced by the thyroid can have a potential impact on a woman’s fertility. Common issues like PCOS can also be directly linked and attributed to the thyroid, as well. With ultrasound, we can check to see if the thyroid is enlarged, and can correlate findings with blood tests.
Sonography is now widely performed to help detect breast abnormalities such as cysts, fibroadenomas, and certain types of breast cancer. It is especially helpful in evaluating dense breasts. Dense breasts contain less fatty tissue, and can commonly occur in younger women.
Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms. 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 organizations. Complete Women Care will have its own breast imaging center starting 2018.
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GYN Emergent Care Center
3711 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 101B
Long Beach, CA 90807
Call: 855 376 2496