In-House Blood Testing

Jersey Medical Weight Loss Center

Internal Medicine Physician & Obesity Medicine located in Somerset, NJ

Blood tests can provide vital information about your health and offer clues to a variety of conditions. Dr. Aparna Chandrasekaran of Aparna Medical Associates in Somerset, New Jersey, is a board-certified physician specializing in medical weight loss, obesity, and women’s health. She offers patients the convenience of in-house blood work for preadmission, preoperative, and employment blood and urine testing. When you need prompt blood tests, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Chandrasekaran and her highly qualified staff.

In-House Blood Testing Q&A

What information do blood tests provide about my health?

Blood tests can provide a wealth of information about your overall health and wellness. During a routine physical or yearly medical exam, Dr. Chandrasekaran may recommend some common blood tests, including any of the following:

  • Complete blood count (CBC): helps detect blood disorders like anemia, clotting issues, blood cancers, and immune system conditions
  • Blood chemistry testing or basic metabolic panel (BMP): measures chemicals in your blood and provides information about your muscles, heart, bones, and organs
  • Blood enzyme testing: determines if you’re at risk for a heart attack or if you’ve already had one
  • Cholesterol testing: checks your levels to determine if you’re at risk for coronary heart disease

What types of blood testing are typically done before surgery?

Depending on the type of surgery you are having, your overall health, and how long it’s been since your last blood tests, you may require preoperative blood work. Fortunately, the certified phlebotomist at Aparna Medical Associates provides preoperative in-house blood testing. You can request that your blood samples be sent to the lab of your choice to save you time.

Typically, preoperative blood tests include a CBC to check your red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). The CBC is a comprehensive test that provides information to make sure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. Presurgery blood work may also include tests that detail the health of your kidney, liver, and blood sugar.

What is involved in employment blood and urine testing?

Employers sometimes require blood and urine testing to determine if employees or potential employees have illegal drugs in their systems. Dr. Chandrasekaran and her highly skilled phlebotomist offer in-house employment blood and urine testing for your convenience. These types of blood tests measure the presence of certain drugs or alcohol in your blood, including amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, alcohol, and nicotine. Urine tests measure any residue of these substances even after the effects have worn off.

Whichever type of testing you require, you can count on the convenience of the in-house blood and urine testing at Aparna Medical Associates. Call or use the online scheduler to make an appointment today.

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