In-House Lab Testing

Envision a world where your lab results arrive faster, eliminating the need for extra visits. This world is the reality at Wolf River Wellness, where we merge convenience with top-notch care to give you optimal health. Your health is our top priority. Whether you’re in Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, Arlington, or somewhere else in Shelby County, our in-house lab testing will have you back home fast!

The Importance Of In-House Lab Testing

In-house lab testing is a fundamental component of comprehensive wellness programs and is vital in preventative healthcare. It enables us to track your overall health and identify potential health issues early, a key factor for effective treatment and management. 

Wolf River Wellness recognizes that your health concerns your current state and future well-being. Our in-house lab testing services aim to give you precise and timely health information. 

By performing these tests in our lab, we have control over the quality of your results. Plus, we deliver them to you more quickly. In-house lab testing reduces your waiting time and lets you focus more on your health. It’s one way we prioritize your wellness, offering you top-quality care conveniently and efficiently.

Typical In-House Tests

One frequently performed test is the complete blood count (CBC), which offers a detailed analysis of your blood’s components, including the count of red and white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. It’s essential for identifying conditions like anemia, infections, and even leukemia. 

Our cholesterol panel measures the levels of different cholesterol types in your blood. High LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, can heighten the risk of heart disease, while high HDL, or “good” cholesterol, is linked with a lower risk. Regular monitoring of cholesterol levels can help you maintain your cardiovascular health.

The thyroid panel is another crucial test we conduct in-house. Your thyroid gland has a significant role in regulating the body’s metabolism. Thyroid issues can lead to symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and depression. This panel measures the levels of various hormones the thyroid gland produces. The goal is to help identify conditions such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Lastly, we perform a urinalysis. It’s a simple test that provides valuable information about your overall health. It measures various components of urine, including protein, glucose, and ketones. Abnormal levels of these substances can indicate underlying health problems, like kidney disease or diabetes.

The Wolf River Wellness Advantage

Choosing Wolf River Wellness for your lab testing needs offers several benefits. Our cutting-edge in-house laboratory allows for faster turnaround times for results. Instead of waiting days or weeks, you’ll typically receive your results in a much shorter timeframe. This means you can get answers quickly and start a treatment plan sooner.

Our in-house lab also allows for better coordination of care. Your internal medicine providers at Wolf River Wellness have direct access to your test results, allowing for more efficient and effective decision-making regarding your health. This seamless integration of services is part of our commitment to providing patient-centered care.

Furthermore, our team of board-certified internal medicine specialists and nurse practitioners are highly trained in their fields and deeply understand lab testing and its role in overall health management. They are dedicated to using this knowledge to provide the highest quality patient-centered care, promoting a healthy lifestyle to maintain wellness.

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What to Expect During Your In-House Lab Test

At Wolf River Wellness, we intend to make your in-house lab testing experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to expect when you come in for an in-house lab test.

Before the Test

Before your lab test, our team will provide you with any necessary preparation instructions. For instance, some tests may require fasting, while others might need you to be well-hydrated. It’s crucial to follow these instructions to ensure the most accurate results.

During the Test

Our friendly staff will guide you through the process on your test day. We will collect your blood or urine sample depending on the test type. 

Our team will clean a small area of your arm for a blood test and insert a needle to draw a blood sample. This process is quick and usually causes only minor discomfort. Our team will give you a clean container and private space to provide the sample for a urine test.

Our in-house lab tests include the complete blood count, cholesterol panel, thyroid panel, and urinalysis. Each of these tests is performed by our highly trained team using state-of-the-art equipment, leading to accurate and reliable results.

After the Test

Once we collect your sample, we will analyze it in our in-house lab. After the analysis, one of our board-certified internal medicine specialists will review your results. They will interpret the results regarding your overall health and medical history. 

Discussing Your Results

Our team will discuss your results with you in detail once your results are ready. This conversation is a crucial part of the process. We believe in transparent communication and will ensure you understand your results and their implications for your health. Suppose your results indicate a need for treatment or lifestyle changes. In that case, your doctor will guide you through the following steps and answer any questions.

We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality care at Wolf River Wellness. Our in-house lab testing is a critical part of this commitment, offering you convenience, speed, and the assurance of accurate results handled by a team that knows and understands your health needs.

In-House Lab Testing With Wolf River Wellness

In-house lab testing at Wolf River Wellness is more than just a service—it’s a commitment to your wellness. With our state-of-the-art lab and dedicated team, we’re here to provide Germantown and beyond with quick, accurate results and the tools you need to live a healthy and whole life. Ready for an appointment? Visit us here.