Diagnostic Testing Specialist

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing services offered in The Loop, Chicago, IL

When you’re sick, it’s nice to know you can get fast, accurate test results from your doctor. Michigan Avenue Primary Care in The Loop in Chicago, Illinois, offers a full range of diagnostic testing, from blood tests for infections and nutrient deficiencies to cancer screening and X-rays for musculoskeletal injuries. Call Michigan Avenue Primary Care today or book an appointment online to benefit from fast and convenient diagnostic testing if you’re sick or injured.

Diagnostic Testing Q & A

What is diagnostic testing?

Diagnostic testing plays a vital role in finding out what’s causing your symptoms when you’re sick. The lab uses various samples from your body to run tests, including blood, urine, stool, cells, and discharge fluids.

Michigan Avenue Primary Care offers a wide range of on-site and send-out diagnostic testing to get an accurate diagnosis quickly. They have an on-site phlebotomy service, so there’s no need to travel to another blood-draw facility for diagnostic tests.

What diagnostic testing might I need?

Diagnostic testing available at Michigan Avenue Primary Care includes:

Broad-spectrum tests

Complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) diagnostic testing provide information on many aspects of your health. Your doctor might order these tests if there’s no clear explanation of your symptoms.

Testing for specific diseases

Michigan Avenue Primary Care does specific tests for diseases like infectious mononucleosis (mono) and Lyme disease and rapid tests for strep throat and flu. Rapid blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C tests identify diabetes, and rapid hemoglobin identifies anemia. H.Pylori breath testing checks for the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers.

Sexually transmitted diseases

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing identifies genital herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, HIV, and other infections you can catch through sexual contact.

Hormone testing

Hormone tests measure specific hormones in your body to detect imbalances. Common tests include cortisol, estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormones.

Nutrient deficiencies

Lacking essential vitamins and minerals can cause many health problems. Common deficiencies include vitamin B12, vitamin D, and iron.

Diagnostic testing can also identify antinuclear antibodies (ANAs), which indicate an autoimmune disorder, and the BRCA genes that increase your risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Antibody titers provide proof of immunity to certain diseases.

Some tests are indicators rather than tests that confirm diseases. For example, fecal occult blood tests to look for signs of gastrointestinal bleeding and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to check for prostate cancer. These tests indicate whether you need more invasive procedures like a colonoscopy or biopsy.

What other diagnostic procedures might I need?

Michigan Avenue Primary Care offers several other diagnostics, including:

  • X-rays
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Spirometry (breathing test)
  • Audiogram (hearing test)

Having access to all these diagnostic testing services is convenient and ensures that you receive your results promptly.

Call Michigan Avenue Primary Care today or book an appointment online to benefit from high-quality diagnostic testing.