As part of the medical industry, Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis knows the many players in our profession. We know about caring nurses, brilliant doctors and great support staff, but there are some members of our profession who can be overlooked. April 19-25 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, a time to celebrate those often unsung members of the medical field — our lab technicians.

 

Our clinics have onsite lab testing, and our lab technicians do everything from complete blood counts to pregnancy tests.

 

Some of the tests that can be performed in our labs include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): Evaluates overall health and detects problems like anemia, infection and leukemia. The test looks at red and white blood cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelet levels.
  • Urinalysis: Urinalysis tests can check for pregnancy, kidney disease and diabetes and are used for drug screening. Cloudy urine can indicate a urinary tract infection, while extra protein in the urine may signal kidney issues.
  • Cultures: These test for strep throat and the flu. They are easily and usually painlessly done with a simple throat swab.
  • Chemistry: Our chemistry tests check for signs of dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities and liver function abnormalities. These panels often check the levels of sodium, potassium, proteins and glucose in the body.

 

The lab professionals at Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis work hard to get you expedited answers and discuss the results during your visit. Learn more about National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week here.

 

Why not schedule a checkup with us at Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis? You’ll help recognize our lab professionals and keep your body as healthy as possible!