Lab Testing

Lab Testing

Lab Testing services offered in Jacksonville, FL

Lab testing can be easy when you have access to a complete lab, and Northeast Florida Internal Medicine offers several types of lab tests at their Jacksonville, Florida, office. Elyssa Blissenbach, MD, Lea-Anne Griffis, APRN, and the team offer full lab testing and conduct sample analysis on-site so you can get a detailed evaluation of your results promptly. To receive lab testing, walk in the office on Monday or Wednesday through Friday. 

Lab Testing Q&A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing refers to drawing or gathering a sample of blood, urine, or cells for analysis in a laboratory facility. At Northeast Florida Internal Medicine, lab testing occurs in the office, so you don’t have to go to an external lab for answers. 

What does lab testing involve?

Lab testing procedures differ with the type of sample you’re providing. With urine samples, you’ll visit the bathroom and provide your sample in a cup. 

With blood samples, the team obtains the sample through a quick blood draw from an arm vein. Some blood tests may only require a finger prick. 

Other types of lab testing may require just a few swipes of your nasal cavity or the back of your throat with a sterile swab, for example, COVID and flu testing. Some sexually transmitted disease (STD) tests require a swab of the genitals. 

As soon as you provide the sample, it goes to the on-site lab, where the expert technicians perform the appropriate tests. 

Once tests are ready, which often only takes a few minutes, the lab gives your provider a detailed analysis. You’ll discuss the results with your provider and will have the chance to ask questions. Then, if necessary, they help you address any issues indicated by the lab tests.

What are the advantages of in-house lab testing?

In-house lab testing offers several advantages, including:

  • Testing in the same place where you get your medical care
  • Your samples don’t leave the building (less chance of contamination)
  • Results are available sooner
  • You can start any necessary treatment right away 

Many patients say that full lab testing in the office gives them peace of mind and saves considerable time. The convenient on-site lab testing is one of many reasons that Northeast Florida Internal Medicine is a one-stop shop for internal and obesity medicine care in the Greater Jacksonville area.

How should I prepare for lab testing?

If you need to prepare for your lab testing in any way, the team lets you know a few days ahead of time. While most tests don’t need any prep, you do need to fast for certain blood tests. 

Lab testing is convenient, comfortable, and seamless at Northeast Florida Internal Medicine. Walk in the office on Monday or Wednesday through Friday for your lab testing today.