On-Site Diagnostic Testing in Sterling Heights, MI
What is on-site testing?
On-site testing refers to any laboratory or clinical testing that is done on premises at a healthcare clinic, rather than being sent to an outside lab. At Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center in Sterling Heights, MI, testing services are offered on-site as part of our after-hours urgent care services. Patients of our family medicine practice, Tri-County Medical Clinic, also have access to on-site diagnostic testing, should a patient need to be evaluated during our normal business hours.
With our on-site testing capabilities in addition to our x-ray services, our patients are able to enjoy faster turnaround times. This also enables our doctors to conduct tests, diagnose, and begin treatment in a timely manner.
If you require clinical testing, feel free to visit our Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center, or schedule an appointment for our family medicine clinic by filling out the form on this page.
What types of on-site testing are provided?
Our Sterling Heights medical clinic provides the following on-site diagnostic tests:
We provide rapid strep test results for patients suffering from telltale symptoms of strep throat, which may include throat pain, pain when swallowing, and swollen tonsils, among other possible symptoms. This test can be done in minutes, after which our healthcare providers can advise patients regarding the best treatment options if the test comes back positive.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) Testing
Our practice offers on-site electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, which is a non-invasive test used to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This test allows our physicians to assess possible causes of chest pain or pressure, assess symptoms which may indicate possible heart disease (such as shortness of breath or irregular or fast heartbeat), as well as evaluate overall heart health in patients who have other health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
We provide on-site pulmonary function tests, which are diagnostic tests used to evaluate lung function. A PFT can provide important information, such as lung volume and capacity as well as the rates of airflow and gas exchange. Results of a pulmonary function test allow our family physicians to diagnose many lung disorders or evaluate the severity of an existing lung condition.
Our family medicine doctors have special expertise in women’s health services, including pregnancy testing. A pregnancy screening is done through a simple urine or blood test, which scans for a specific hormone that indicates pregnancy.
Our facility offers urinalysis, also known as a urine drug screen (UDS), that is quick and painless. The screening can test a patient’s urine for drugs such as:
The drug screen is done within minutes, and results can be shared with patients immediately after. These screenings may be required for employers, rehabilitation centers or other environments.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) tests are recommended for all individuals who are sexually active. There are different forms of STD testing, which test for different sexually transmitted infections (STI) and diseases. On-site STD tests available at our facility include:
- HIV test
- Hepatitis test
- HPV test
- Herpes test
A urinary tract infection (UTI) test is used to determine the presence of bacteria in the urine. When bacteria is found by a UTI test, it indicates to your doctor that a UTI is the cause of discomfort. This test can be done in minutes, after which your doctor can recommend necessary treatment options.
To learn more about the on-site diagnostic testing services provided at Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center and Tri-County Medical Clinic or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (586) 979-5100, ext. 2 (for Dequindre After Hours Urgent Care Center) or (586) 979-5100, ext. 1 (for Tri-County Medical Clinic). You may also use the form on this page to send an inquiry directly to our Sterling Heights, MI office.