The fluids in your body contain a wealth of information about your health, which is why Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center offers blood and urine testing. The expert healthcare team, led by Carleo Capili, MD, and Regina Capili, MD, routinely turns to blood and urine tests to check the health of their patients in Grapevine, Texas, allowing them to get on the road to better health more quickly. To learn more, call the office or use the online booking tool.
Blood and Urine Testing Q & A
Why would I need a urine test?
Your urine is your body’s way of flushing out waste products from your blood, as well as excess fluids. But this “waste” created by your kidneys can disclose an awful lot about your body, as well as any substances that may be affecting your function.
To give you an idea of the scope of issues that a urinalysis can help identify, the doctors at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center turn to urine testing to:
- Diagnose a urinary tract infection
- Test for pregnancy
- Screen for kidney disease
- Check for diabetes
- Test for drugs or alcohol
While this list is by no means comprehensive, it gives you an idea of all that a simple sample of your urine can reveal.
What is a blood test for?
Your blood is your life force, so it’s typically the first place the doctors at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center look to for clues about your health. Your blood yields an incredible amount of information, including:
- How well your organs are functioning
- Whether you’re fighting an infection
- Metabolic issues
- Cardiovascular function
- Its clotting abilities
- The presence of cancer
- Drug or alcohol content
In fact, there are so many tests that can be done on your blood that your doctor runs only specific panels to either confirm or rule out a suspected medical issue.
On top of being a frontline diagnostic tool, regular blood testing during your annual physical helps the doctors at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center spot any trends that bear closer monitoring, making blood testing a valuable preventive tool.
How do blood and urine testing work?
Urine testing is very simple — a healthcare provider provides you with a specimen cup, which you take to the bathroom and fill.
For blood testing, one of the experienced team members draws your blood in the office. The procedure takes just minutes, and you feel only a prick as the needle goes in.
Depending upon what your doctor is looking for, the results of these tests may be immediate, or you may have to wait several days for more extensive testing.
If you have any questions about the blood and urine testing at Grapevine Medical & Surgical Center, please call or use the online booking feature to set up a consultation.