Laboratory tests are an essential part of gathering information about your health to diagnose conditions and inform treatment plans. At Elite Premier Medical Care in Paterson and Passaic, New Jersey, Fred Revoredo, MD, offers in-office lab testing for your convenience. If you’re looking for a family practice that puts you and your needs first, call Elite Premier Medical Care, or make an appointment online today.
Dr. Revoredo uses lab blood tests, urinalysis, and other tests to aid his assessment of your health. Some of the most common lab tests include:
A CBC evaluates the types and numbers of cells in your blood, such as red and white blood cells and platelets. This information gives a good indicator of your overall health as well as diagnosing anemia, leukemia, and other blood disorders.
A basic metabolic panel shows the volume of glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, and many other chemicals. It shows your blood sugar level, electrolyte, and fluid balance, which can indicate kidney disease and diabetes.
The test also shows Dr. Revoredo how well your medication is working. A comprehensive metabolic panel is the same, but with six extra tests that focus on organ systems.
A lipid panel measures your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which help Dr. Revoredo assess your cardiac risk.
A liver panel checks for specific proteins, enzymes, and other chemicals that show how well your liver is functioning. This test can sometimes detect the presence of liver tumors.
This test measures your thyroid-stimulating hormone as well as your triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which tells Dr. Revoredo how well your thyroid is functioning.
Dr. Revoredo uses this test to monitor your diabetes and blood sugar levels.
The PT tests measures how quickly your blood clots. This can help diagnose bleeding abnormalities and the effectiveness of treatments to reduce blood clots.
A urinalysis gives information that indicates early signs of disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, pregnancy, and more. It’s often the first test Dr. Revoredo orders.
Dr. Revoredo uses cultures to diagnose infections ranging from strep throat and urinary tract infections to meningitis. The results help him select the best antibiotic treatment.
At Elite Premier Medical Care, your laboratory test experience is quick and convenient. A member of the clinical staff either takes a blood draw, swab, or gives you a cup to collect urine.
They run the tests in-house, which means that your results are available quickly, and you don’t incur any additional costs from outside labs.
If you have abnormal results, Dr. Revoredo shares them with along with a treatment plan to restore your health and wellness.
For example, if you have prediabetes, he can help you implement lifestyle changes to regulate your blood sugar prevent full-blown diabetes from impacting your health.