Onsite Laboratory Questions and Answers
At our Primary Care 360 clinics, we offer blood tests and a variety of other laboratory tests on site. We see walk-in patients and can help you with quick and efficient service. Call us or walk-in today to one of our location near you in Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, and White Hall AR.
Can I walk-in to get blood testing done?
In most cases, yes, we can provide walk-in blood testing at our Primary Care 360 clinics. Typically, blood testing is conducted through a requisition from your family doctor or primary care provider, and you usually go to a different location to have that testing conducted. If this is your situation, it’s likely that we can provide your blood testing service.
Since our clinics are also general walk-in clinics, we have physicians on site that can see you for an appointment, in which they can assess whether you may need a blood test. If so, then that test can be completed on site at our clinic for your convenience. Regardless of whether you’re a new walk-in patient or a patient coming from elsewhere, we have a variety of services available to address your needs. If you need a blood test and aren’t sure how to proceed, please feel free to contact us either by phone or online for more information, or to book an appointment.
What can you test for?
We offer a suite of laboratory tests and services at our clinics. In addition to blood tests, we also offer other common diagnostic tests, such urine or tissue tests. We also currently offer COVID-19 testing. Our clinics can also provide X-ray testing, either by walk-in or referral from your primary care provider.
Blood and other common laboratory tests are important, commonly used methods to detect various illnesses, diseases and other health concerns. For example, pregnancy is commonly confirmed via a urine or blood test, or a combination of the two. Other diseases and health concerns that can be confirmed through lab testing include: anemia, various sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs/STDs), hypo and hyperthyroidism, type 1 and 2 diabetes, influenza (identifying the specific strain), HIV, pneumonia, strep throat, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and more. Even if you are showing clear symptoms for any of these things, and your doctor may already suspect the diagnosis, in most cases lab testing is ordered to be 100% sure of the issue.
In some cases, you may need annual or more frequent blood (or other laboratory tests), such as in the case of thyroid problems, which usually need to be continually monitored in case medication has to be adjusted. At our Primary Care 360 clinics, we have care providers that can analyze and discuss your lab test results with you, and let you know about next steps for care and treatment.
How much does a lab test cost?
This will depend on the kind of lab test being conducted, as well as if you have a health insurance plan that will cover some or all of the test in question. It’s difficult to determine an exact average, but lab tests can be as little as $15-25, to more than $100, depending on various factors. Laboratory tests tend to be more expensive when conducted in a hospital or an acute care environment, so urgent care or primary care clinics like ours tend to be cheaper. It’s always a good idea to check with your health insurance provider to see which tests are covered, how much exactly is covered, and how much you may need to pay out of pocket. For more information, you can always contact us as well.
Do I need a referral for a lab test?
In some cases, yes. However at our Primary Care 360 clinics, most patients can have lab testing done on a walk-in basis. We provide quick, efficient care, and have physicians that can follow up with you if further diagnosis, treatment or care is needed. If you’re unsure what you need or how we can help, you can always contact us either online or by phone, or walk-in to one of our clinics today. We serve patients from Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, White Hall AR, Little Rock AR, Jacksonville AR, Maumelle AR, Cabot AR, Bryant AR, and Conway AR.