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Blood Work

Blood Work services offered in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Having access to in-house blood work at LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, is a convenience that saves you time and ensures the treatments you receive are the most appropriate for your personalized needs. The skilled urgent care team offers this service on-site, so you don’t have to schedule a separate appointment for lab tests. Call the LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

What is blood work?

Blood work, or lab testing, uses blood tests to help your primary care provider detect the presence of medical conditions requiring treatment. While some offices require you to make a separate appointment to complete blood work, LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care conveniently offers this service in-house during your other medical appointments.

What is blood work used for?

Your LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care provider may recommend blood work to screen for:

  • High cholesterol
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • High blood sugar
  • Prediabetes
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart, kidney, or liver problems
  • Infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Other medical problems
  • COVID-19

Blood tests also help determine if your current treatment regimen works effectively. 

You may be a candidate for urinalysis, heart-function testing, imaging procedures, or other in-house diagnostic tests in addition to blood work.

Is blood work right for me?

Before undergoing blood work at LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care, your provider reviews your symptoms, lifestyle habits, medications, and medical history. They complete a physical exam to look for signs of illnesses and diseases before ordering blood work if you need it.

What should I expect during blood work?

When undergoing blood work at LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care, you rest comfortably on a chair or exam table. Your provider gently inserts a fine needle into one of your veins, takes a sample of your blood, and uses the sample for lab analysis. You can expect the blood work results later on the same day or within a few days.

What do my blood test results mean?

After your LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care provider receives the results of your blood work, they review them with you. Depending on what the results show, you might need further diagnostic testing, lifestyle habit changes, new prescription medications, or medication dose changes. 

If you have a complex medical problem or severe illness, you may need care from a specialist or treatment in a hospital. 

Periodic blood tests help keep you as healthy as possible, significantly reducing your chance of severe medical complications.

To take advantage of in-house blood work at LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.