Many standard labs and diagnostic tests can be performed right in our office. Our patients do not have to travel to multiple locations and our providers can view test results quickly. If you would like to learn more about or schedule one of the tests below, you can call our office at 704-384-7085.
All lab results are reported to your physician as soon as they are available, generally one day after the labs are drawn. You will be called if a lab test is abnormal or if an immediate change is needed to a medication. Otherwise, you will receive lab results within one or two weeks.
Among the tests and tools we offer:
Bone density testing
A bone density test is a quick, easy and painless way to measure bone mass. Our DEXA-scan technology can detect and monitor low bone mass and can detect deterioration. Results are normally available in seven to ten days. For more information about bone density scans, please click here.
An ultrasound can be used to examine many structures in the body. Sound waves from a small wand move through the body and are reflected off structures—including organs. The way those sound waves bounce can tell your doctor how a certain organ or structure is functioning. Ultrasounds are generally non-invasive and are not painful. To learn more about ultrasounds, please click here.
A stress test (also called a cardiac stress test or a dobutamine stress echocardiogram) monitors how a heart muscle works under stress. The patient either exercises or a medicine is used to simulate stress on the heart. Then, a test similar to a regular echocardiogram is performed. This test is non-invasive and in most cases is not painful. For additional information about stress tests, please click here.
An audiogram is used to document and monitor hearing loss. During the test, the patient is exposed to different pitches at different volumes. The test marks which tones can be heard and which tones cannot. To learn more about hearing loss and possible treatments for it, please click here.