Having an onsite laboratory is one of the things we’re proud of here at JW Family Medicine in Fulshear, TX. We believe that an onsite lab helps us improve the standard of care we can provide to our patients. Waiting for test results is one of the most nerve-wracking things a patient can go through.
Being able to get your results during your visit is something we found that most patients prefer. At JW Family Medicine, we’re always looking for ways to help our patients and provide them with a better service. It helps us build a long-lasting relationship with our patients.
Our onsite lab can quickly return results of blood, urine, and other samples. TB testing is something we can perform in-office, in addition to testing for strep throat. Our lab can also quickly analyze urine samples helping us check for urinary tract infections and kidney problems.
Thanks to our onsite lab, our patients can now receive rapid pregnancy and influenza screening results, among others. These tests help us diagnose patients and monitor their response to treatment. Finally, having an onsite lab is valuable for research. Rest assured, however, that none of your data or results will ever be used without your consent or shown to third parties.
The value of promptly diagnosing patients can’t be underestimated. It also helps make patients more engaged in their treatment or plan. Establishing a diagnosis on time also allows us to start treatment immediately.
We can start to counsel patients almost immediately if we have quick access to their results. A person with a vitamin deficiency, for example, can be told how to best make up for that deficiency. Those with STDs can receive advice on how to practice safe sex and the appropriate treatment for the STD they have.