Lab Testing

Lab Testing services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

If you struggle with the symptoms of an illness, infection, or disease and need lab testing, CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia, can help. The highly trained internal medicine, family medicine, and primary care specialists offer on-site lab services to adults of all ages. Call the office today to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tab.

Lab Testing Q&A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing includes diagnostic tests that detect or rule out medical problems, including chronic diseases, illnesses, and infections. Lab tests include:

  • Tissue biopsies
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Saliva tests
  • Nasal or throat swabs
  • Pap tests
  • Other swabs
  • Additional diagnostic tests

Rather than having to schedule a doctor’s appointment and a separate lab visit, CN Internal Medicine offers in-house lab testing to save you time and money. Lab testing is simple, quick, painless, and highly effective for diagnosing possible health problems and creating effective treatment plans. CN Internal Medicine also provides on-site imaging services, including X-rays and ultrasounds, electrocardiograms (EKGs), and other diagnostic screening procedures.

Why would I need lab testing?

The CN Internal Medicine team might suggest you undergo on-site lab testing if you experience new or unusual symptoms indicating possible:

  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Skin cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Other forms of cancer
  • Infections
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Arthritis
  • Other chronic diseases

Often, the earlier your specialist can diagnose a medical problem, the easier it is to treat. Lab testing also allows your primary care specialist to determine if your current treatment is properly managing a chronic disease. Which lab tests are right for me? After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, the CN Internal Medicine team tells you if you need lab tests and which ones best fit your needs. They also ask about your medication, complete a physical exam, discuss your lifestyle habits, and check your vital signs.

What should I expect during lab testing?

What you can expect during lab testing at CN Internal Medicine depends on which tests you undergo. Your provider might take a sample of your blood using a tiny needle or have you urinate in a cup. They might swab the inside of your nose, throat, and other areas to get a cell sample for lab analysis. The cervix would be swabbed for a Pap smear. You might need a biopsy (a small tissue sample) to help your provider determine if you have skin cancer or other medical problems requiring treatment. Schedule an appointment today at CN Internal Medicine by phone or online to find out which in-house lab testing you need.