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Diagnostic Testing

Advanced Diagnostic Testing
Lab tests including blood, urine, and saliva tests are vital to not only diagnosis of illness, but to successful management of treatment. We work with several advanced laboratories to provide the most complete laboratory services.

We offer a full range of Diagnostic Testing options from simple blood tests and urinalysis to advanced assessment of cardiovascular risk markers and early detection screening markers for cancer as well as advanced male and female hormone analysis.

Tests currently available:

  • Complete Laboratory Blood Services
  • Urine Analysis
  • Comprehensive Hormone Testing
  • Food Allergy Test
  • Food, Chemical and Environmental Sensitivity Tests
  • Toxic Metal Analysis
  • Neurotransmitters Analysis
  • Lifestyle Analysis

What to expect if the Doctor orders Diagnostic Testing?

If the Doctor needs blood work as a part of your care, we will send you with the necessary to the closest LabCorp office to where you live or work. They will draw the blood and send the results back to our office. Occasionally, there are other tests that you will take home and bring back to us upon completion.

When your lab results come back, you will be contacted by our office and scheduled for a follow-up report of findings appointment. You will never receive a phone message unless requested by you personally or received a postcard simply stating that all was normal. This appointment will be another one on one consultation with the doctor explaining the tests and the results in detail. At this time, your plan of care will also be outlined.

Spouses and family members are encouraged to attend these appointments as we feel it is important that the whole family understand the care that their loved ones are receiving.

Electrocardiography (EKG)
Coming soon to our office

An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is a test that measures the electrical signals that control the rhythm of your heartbeat.

The electrical activity of the heart can be detected through the skin by small pads called electrodes. During an electrocardiogram, the electrodes are attached to the skin on the chest, arms, and legs. The electrodes are also connected to a machine that translates the electrical activity into line tracings on paper. These tracings are often analyzed by the machine and then carefully reviewed by your doctor for abnormalities.

An EKG is a quick and painless test. EKG's can detect if there is insufficient blood flow to areas of the heart, evidence of past heart attack, conduction abnormalities, and heart rate or rhythm abnormalities, and changes caused by previous heart disease. It is often times a good idea to include an EKG in your routine physical to establish a baseline reading of your hearts normal activity. This can prove extremely beneficial later on in detecting changes in the heart's electrical activity and function that may occur with advancing heart disease.

However, an EKG cannot predict cardiac risk or future heart attacks. For this reason, it is also important to have blood tests done to assess cardiac risk. Detecting your cardiac risk early can help you take preventative measures to lower your chances of heart attack.

Lung Function Testing – Spirometry
Coming soon to our office

Spirometry is a basic and frequently performed test to assess pulmonary (lung) function. A device called a spirometer is used to measure how much air the lungs can hold and how well the respiratory system is able to move air into and out of the lungs. Spirometry is used to diagnose lung disorders such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other forms of COPD. The spirometer can measure the progress of the illness as well as the effectiveness of treatment.

The spirometer test is simple and can be quickly performed in office. As with the EKG, baseline spirometer readings obtained in a routine physical exam can prove useful is assessing lung function down the road if problems arise. Anyone who smokes or is exposed to second hand smoke should certainly include this test to monitor lung changes that can occur with these exposures.

21316 Davidson Street
Cornelius, NC 28031
704.895.6788
info@centerforholisticcare.com