If you’re tired of being sent all over town to get medical tests done, Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. offers in-office labs, making your trip to the doctor an easy one. From pregnancy tests to blood screens, in Beaumont, Texas, offers full-service lab work to speed up your testing and treatments.
Laboratory Q & A
Thanks to full labs, staffed with expert technicians, you can have the following tests performed and analyzed at either of the two Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. locations:
- Progesterone testing
- CBC, or complete blood count
- Blood type and screens
- Pap tests
- STD testing
Your blood reveals a lot about what’s going on inside your body. Here’s a list of what each blood test at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. is for:
hCG stands for the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, which is produced during pregnancy. The doctors can detect hCG in your blood 11 days after conception, and in your urine 12-14 days after conception.
As the name suggests, the lab technicians measure the amount of progesterone in your blood. This hormone is always present in your body, but your levels fluctuate depending upon your menstrual cycle and whether or not you’re pregnant. The doctors may measure your progesterone to help find the cause of infertility, to predict your ovulation, or to make sure your pregnancy is on track.
A CBC, or complete blood count, is a great way to measure your overall health and to detect whether you may have an infection or other health issues.
Blood type and screens
This test is to figure out which blood type you are and to screen for red blood cell antibodies during your prenatal care.
While your blood reveals a lot, so do other tests. For example, the doctors at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. can determine whether or not you have a urinary tract infection by looking at a sample of your urine under a microscope.
During a Pap test, the doctor takes a swab of your cervix to determine whether abnormal cells exist. This swab is also used to test for sexually transmitted infections, such as HPV.
To learn more about the comprehensive in-office laboratories at Southeast OB/GYN Associates, P.A., call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.