Blood-care

Blood Work

As a commitment to a person’s general health, Premier Family Medical offers patients blood work and laboratory testing. Those throughout the Utah County area can have a wide variety of lab tests performed which can diagnose medical disorders and screen for illness. Locations are available in Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Lindon, Mountain Point Medical Center, and Saratoga Springs, Utah.
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Blood Work Q & A

What are blood tests?

Blood tests help doctors check for signs of particular illnesses and conditions. They assess the function of a person’s organs and are used to monitor the effectiveness of treatments for conditions like high cholesterol or thyroid disorders. Some of the specific conditions blood tests help to diagnose include:
  • Conditions of the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart
  • Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes
  • Heart disease
Blood tests are used regularly when diagnosing or monitoring illness. When patients undergo routine exams, blood tests are used for regular screenings. While most tests do not require the patient to prepare in advance, some blood tests require fasting for 8-12 hours prior to the test. Patients are advised in advance if fasting or other preparations are needed.

What are laboratory tests used for?

Laboratory tests are commonly ordered by internists and primary care physicians to screen for several conditions and illnesses. Lab tests require a sample of urine, stool, blood, or tissue

How are lab tests analyzed?

Premier Family medicine has an in-house laboratory to complete all patient testing in an efficient and timely manner. The testing technique varies depending on what condition is being checked or monitored. Test results often are presented in ranges indicating if the patient’s levels of proteins, cholesterol, or hormones are within a healthy or unhealthy range. When the doctor receives the test results, he or she will share them with the patient and discuss what, if any, changes or treatment are necessary to help the patient improve or maintain optimal health. The doctor may also compare test results against previous test results to determine if a condition is changing or if treatment is effective. If patients have any questions about their lab results, the doctors at Premier Family Medical are available to talk about the results and answer questions.

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