When you are not feeling well or have been injured, often you will need some type of lab test completed. If you visit your primary care physician, there may or may not be on-site lab testing available for you. This is one of the reasons that an urgent care clinic can be a good alternative choice if you need to be seen by a doctor and have lab work completed.
When a doctor orders lab work it is most convenient for you to have it done as soon as possible. Even if lab work is not on the top of your list, at an urgent care clinic you will be able to get in and get out in a short amount of time. There is no need to come back at a later date to have the lab work completed.
Most on-site laboratories get results quite quickly. This is extremely beneficial for you as the faster you get your results, the sooner you will be able to start treating any problems that you have with your health. Waiting for test results can be quite irritating and stressful. This is why an on-site laboratory does its best to provide you with the results you are waiting for as quickly as possible. Your doctor will then be able to explain the results to you in greater detail. He or she will be able to discuss the results and point out what they reveal about your overall health and also tell you what kind of treatment that you may need and whether or not you should follow up with your primary care physician.
An on-site, full service laboratory offers a convenient way for you to get the tests that you need as quickly as possible.