The lab services offered by Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Joliet, IL are quite varied and are designed to meet the needs of nearly any family medicine or internal medicine patient. Some of the lab tests performed most often can include kidney panel, liver panel, blood glucose test, thyroid panel, allergy tests, urinalysis, and much more. Most common illnesses, diseases, and medical issues can be tested for at the on-site laboratory, even some that are more sophisticated than what the ordinary medical lab would be able to do.
In many medical clinics, the doctor will collect the blood or urine sample and then send it to an external lab for analysis. The results can take several days or even more in some cases. By performing the lab testing right at the medical facility, the doctor will have the fastest possible access to the test results. This allows for prompt diagnosis, and it means that the doctor can start formulating an effective treatment plan right away. The on-site lab uses state of the art diagnostic equipment that is equal to or superior to any of the equipment that would be used by an off-site lab, so there is no drawback to having the lab work done at the same place where the patient has their doctor visits.
Test collection is very simple and fast for most patients. The staff at Internal Medicine & Family Practice are all trained in proper collection techniques, which means a comfortable and easy collection process for the patient. Most blood collections take no more than a few minutes, after which the patient will be able to relax and then go home when they're ready.
At Internal Medicine & Family Practice, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.