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Thursday, October 01, 2020

Basic Lab Services

Laboratory testing is often a useful addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination when evaluating general health or illness.  Parkway Family Physicians has a COLA inspected and CLIA approved laboratory.  Lab tests performed in our clinic include:

Lab Services

  • Hemoglobin
  • White Count/Differential
  • Urinalysis
  • Mononucleosis Screening
  • H. Pylori Screen
  • Influenza Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Cultures (throat, urine, wound)
  • Hemoglobin A1c  
  • INR
  • Glucose
  • Urine Microalbumin
  • IFOBT/Occult Fecal Blood Testing
 
Many other necessary lab tests are done through our affiliation with St. Joseph’s Hospital Lab who courier our blood samples on a twice daily or emergency basis.

A particularly helpful website dealing with lab testing in general is, Lab Tests Online.  Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

Open test index, select the test in question, then review information about that test including links to related diseases.  There is also an index of conditions where individual diseases/conditions are described in detail.
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Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Ness has been taking good care of me since 1988. Last year I needed major shoulder surgery and he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who had the same compassion and medical values as Dr. Ness. Major surgery is no picnic, but with the kind and caring support of Dr. Ness, my surgeon and the team at Woodwinds Health Campus, my recovery was faster than expected, I was able to start physical therapy sooner and get my life back to normal. I credit the success of my surgery and recovery to the relationship between Dr. Ness and I, and in him knowing not only my medical history, but knowing me as a person and providing the level of care based on that knowledge. By the way, the day after I returned home from the hospital, Dr. Ness called to see how things went and more importantly how I was doing.”
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