Lab Services

Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine located in Whippany and Saddlebrook, NJ

Lab Services

Lab Services services offered in Whippany and Saddlebrook, NJ

On-site lab services provide a convenient way to diagnose and evaluate medical conditions, offering faster results and prompt treatment planning. At Neighborhood Urgent Care our experienced team provide lab services using state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best care possible. Call the nearest office or book online today to learn more. Walk-in visits are also welcome.

Lab Services Q&A

What are lab services?

Lab services are tests that use a small sample of your urine, blood, or other tissues to screen for signs of disease. Lab testing is essential in urgent care, empowering your physician to make a prompt, accurate diagnosis. 

The first step in lab testing is gathering the materials needed to complete the process. If urinalysis is a good fit for your needs, you’ll receive a small container and instructions on collecting the urine sample. 

Blood testing might involve a finger prick but more commonly requires a blood draw. The physicians at Neighborhood Urgent Care have the necessary skills and training to complete this process quickly and painlessly. 

Additional lab testing may require a small sample of cells. Some options use a simple swab, while others use a sterile tool to gather a small piece of tissue.  

What kinds of lab services are available?

Neighborhood Urgent Care relies on several lab services to assist in the diagnostic and treatment planning process. Some examples of available options include:

  • Rapid influenza testing
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
  • Rapid strep testing
  • Stool testing

These are just some screening options available to the patients at Neighborhood Urgent Care. 

What role do lab services play in health and wellness?

Urgent care settings use lab services as a primary diagnostic tool. Rapid tests can quickly determine the cause of your symptoms, such as the flu or strep throat. 

Testing allows your practitioner to determine the cause of your symptoms. This means you can begin treatment immediately and work together toward faster relief. 

In routine health applications, lab services help your physician track your health. This is especially important if you have one or more chronic conditions. Lab results track changes over time, helping you know if treatment is having the desired effect. 

Periodic testing also can assist with changes in your medication therapy or other treatments. All results are included in your personal medical record, a living document that creates an overview of how your health shifts over time. 

If you’re interested in on-site lab services, call Neighborhood Urgent Care or book online today. For additional convenience, the practice also offers telemedicine for lab result consultations.