When you’re already in the office for a sick visit or annual preventive care, you shouldn’t waste time going to another facility for lab work. That’s why First Care Bossier in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, offers full-service, on-site lab testing. You can get high-quality and fast lab testing from experts who care about your well-being. To learn more about comprehensive lab testing or schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the nearest office.
Having a full-service lab on-site is essential for First Care Bossier to provide excellent health care, as well as comprehensive, same-day services.
Unlike the labs at other facilities, the experienced lab technicians at First Care Bossier care about your health just as much as your doctor. Your doctor works closely with the lab team to coordinate your lab work and treatment.
On-site lab services give you:
The results of your lab tests form the foundation for an accurate diagnosis, customized treatment, and personalized care.
Having a full-service lab means that you have access to all the diagnostic tests needed to make urgent care decisions and provide long-term management of chronic health conditions.
These are a few examples of the tests you may receive:
The lab techs are also the best when it comes to painless blood draws. They work well with children and adults who have needle anxiety, so don’t hesitate to talk with them about your concerns.
The lab technicians often perform medical tests such as:
After using a cotton swab to take a sample from inside your nose, the lab runs a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT). It only takes 15 minutes to determine if you have the flu.
You receive the results of a rapid antigen test in 15 minutes. This test uses a sample taken from your throat or nasal cavities with a cotton swab. Alternatively, your provider can draw your blood to test for antibodies.
The antigen test determines if you currently have SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), while the antibody test shows if you have recovered from symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19.
After swabbing a sample from the back of your throat, this test shows if you have strep throat in a matter of minutes.
You can schedule lab testing when needed or get the diagnostic work you need while you’re at the practice for an appointment. If you have any questions about the lab tests available, call First Care Bossier, or book an appointment online today.