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Lab Services

Family Medicine and Primary Care & Laboratory Services in Irving, TX
Lab Services

Lab Services services offered in Irving, TX

Lab services provide fast answers to health questions so you can get the treatment you need. Our Office in Irving, Texas, Clinica Latina offers comprehensive lab services, including blood, stool, urine, and secretions tests for flu, strep throat, pregnancy, COVID-19, and many other acute and chronic conditions. Call the office nearest you or book your lab testing appointment using the online scheduling feature now.

Lab Services Q & A

What are lab services?

Lab services refer to blood, urine, stool, and secretion testing. These tests can provide essential information about your overall health because they can detect signs of infection, disease, and chronic illness early. Clinica Latina offers lab services in both of their Irving offices. 


What types of lab services are available?

Some of the main types of lab services offered at Clinica Latina include:

Blood tests

Blood tests can help diagnose, prevent, and manage many health problems. One of the most common blood tests is the complete blood count (CBC), which evaluates components of your red and white blood cells and platelets. CBCs can help detect anemia, nutritional deficiencies, infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and certain types of cancer like leukemia.

Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is another common blood test. It checks several parts of your blood to evaluate kidney and liver function, glucose, electrolytes, and other basic bodily functions. This helps diagnose conditions like diabetes and kidney disease. 

Most patients also have lipid panels blood tests that check cholesterol and triglyceride levels during exams. Lipid panels help detect the buildup of plaque, a sticky substance that can block arteries and lead to stroke or other emergencies.

Men need prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests starting at age 50 (or earlier depending on risk factors) to detect early indicators of prostate cancer. 

Urine tests

Urine tests can detect problems like urinary tract infections (UTIs) and can screen for conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, and STDs. 

Stool tests

Stool tests can detect problems such as Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infections in the stomach and colorectal cancer.

Swab test

Swab tests collect secretions or a small amount of cells from an area like the back of the throat, the nasal passages, or the genitals. Swab tests can detect conditions like COVID-19, strep throat, and some STDs. 

Clinica Latina can also perform cultures, which are more extensive tests that analyze a sample to find the specific germ causing an infection. This helps determine the ideal treatment, for example a specific antibiotic, needed to help you recover quickly. 


When might I need lab services?

You’ll have lab testing as part of your wellness exams once a year. If you have new symptoms, you’ll likely have lab testing as part of the diagnostic process.

Call Clinica Latina or book your lab testing through online scheduling today.