In-House Lab

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Medical Clinic located in Woodbridge Township, Avenel, NJ
In-House Lab

In-House Lab services offered in Woodbridge Township, Avenel, NJ

An in-house lab streamlines your testing and means you get results faster. At Avenel Primary Care in Avenel, New Jersey, Haroon Arshad, MD, MBA, Sanna Arshad, PA-C, MHA, and the team offer comprehensive lab testing. You don’t need to schedule separate appointments, wait in a separate office, or even navigate transportation to a new location. To take advantage of the in-house lab offered at Avenel Primary Care, call the office or book an appointment online today.

In-House Lab Q&A

What is an in-house lab?

An in-house lab is conveniently located at the same site as your health care provider. At Avenel Primary Care, the lab offers comprehensive blood, urine, saliva, and other types of testing to evaluate and diagnose your health. 

Many other practices refer you to an outside lab, which delays results and requires extra time to drive to and set up a visit. An in-house lab means you get the health information you need right away so any necessary treatment can begin.

What does an in-house lab offer?

The in-house lab at Avenel Primary Care offers routine testing and diagnostic screenings. Your provider may recommend you visit the in-house lab for a blood, urine, or saliva test. Reasons you’d need these tests include:

  • Diagnosis of diseases and conditions
  • Evaluation of physical changes in your body
  • Monitoring of chronic illnesses
  • Treatment planning 
  • Treatment prep before minor procedures
  • Acute symptom evaluation
  • Pre-operative clearance
  • Assessing the effectiveness of current treatments

In-house lab testing may be part of a routine physical, in which you benefit from cholesterol screenings and metabolic panels. It’s also used for sick visits and diagnosis of COVID-19, strep throat, or another virus. The in-house lab also helps keep tabs on glucose levels for diabetics or kidney function for people with renal disease. 

How does the in-house lab work?

When you have an appointment with your provider, they may recommend you visit the in-house lab to get more information for their assessment of your health.

You head to the lab and provide a sample of blood, urine, or saliva, and the technical team analyzes them to look for specific substances and their levels.

Your provider may compare your current lab tests to your prior lab tests, allowing them to monitor changes in your condition or disease over time. They also use the information to diagnose an acute illness or reason for symptoms. Usually, they call you with the results as soon as they’re available and, if needed, recommend further action.

Take advantage of the in-house lab testing available at Avenel Primary Care. Call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment today.