Lab Specialist

Calvary Urgent Care

Adults and Pediatrics located in Humble, TX

If you need labs or any diagnostic testing, Calvary Urgent Care can help. Whether it’s a metabolic panel or an ultrasound, Calvary Urgent Care’s state-of-the-art clinic in Humble, Texas, is equipped to provide you with what you need, and the friendly team of medical professionals can ensure that your testing will be quick and easy. To get started, schedule a visit today by calling the office, or you can request one using the convenient online booking tool.

Labs Q & A

What are labs?

“Labs” refers to a wide array of medical diagnostic testing services. They can measure everything in your system from the health of your kidneys to your white blood cell count. Labs identify health problems, let your doctor know if you can handle a particular surgery, or check-in to see if a specific treatment has been effective, amongst many other considerations. 

What lab services do you offer?

Calvary Urgent Care’s state-of-the-art clinic has a full-service CLIA certified laboratory onsite, which enables the team to offer a comprehensive test menu and exceptional phlebotomy services.

Some of the in-house testing done at Calvary Urgent Care includes:

  • Basic and complete metabolic panels
  • Urine analysis, drug screen, and microalbumin
  • Lipid panel
  • H. Pylori testing
  • Glucose tolerance test
  • Creatinine kinase
  • Renal panel
  • Thyroid panel
  • Vaginitis panel
  • Ultrasound

This is just a small selection of the labs that Calvary Urgent Care offers. For a more detailed listing, call the office to speak with one of the friendly team members.

What happens when I come in for a lab?

Calvary Urgent Care offers in-house lab testing services, so you can rest assured that your diagnostic services will be streamlined to maximize your experience. When you come in for your lab, your medical professional first takes a sample for your test, which is generally urine or blood, depending on the test being performed.  

If your labs involve a blood draw, your phlebotomist places a tourniquet (a tight elastic band) around one of your arms to make your veins back up with blood and appear more visible.

Your phlebotomist then targets a vein that looks easy to access, cleans it with alcohol, and inserts a needle through your skin and into the vein. The needle connects to a tube that serves as a repository for the blood that comes through the syringe. 

Your phlebotomist then removes your tourniquet and allows your sample to collect in the tube. When they’ve drawn enough blood, they remove the needle and cover your puncture site with a bandage. Your doctor sends your blood sample to the lab for testing. The amount of time it takes for your labs to come back varies from test to test. You can speak with the friendly staff at Calvary Urgent Care for a more accurate timeline for your particular lab test. 

Get started with your labs today and schedule an appointment with Calvary Urgent Care by phone, or you can request one online today.