Diagnostic Testing: Orange County
Here at Elevated Health in Huntington Beach, we perform a number of in-office procedures--many of which fall under diagnostic testing. Diagnostic testing is particularly important because it shows us an individual’s weaknesses and strengths that will then determine a possible condition, disease, or illness they may have. After identifying the problem, we can then best treat a patient, avoiding further harm.
We encourage regular diagnostic tests and medical screenings to ensure you’re staying on top of your health and to avoid any sudden medical surprises.To give you an idea of what diagnostic testing covers, here’s a list of the services we offer here at Elevated Health, some are covered for free with membership while others have an affordable cash price.
Urinalysis is a test performed to analyze urine and detect certain diseases (diseases such as diabetes, gout, or kidney disease).
Urine Dips use a diagnostic tool called a dipstick to detect abnormalities in the urine. The dipstick can check how much acidity is in the urine to determine pathological changes.
Urine Pregnancy Tests are done to determine whether or not a woman is pregnant. The diagnostic test measures a certain hormone that is only produced during pregnancy.
EKGs are done to measure a heart’s electrical activity. This form of medical testing can measure different aspects from heartbeat rates to how its chambers are conducting electrical energy.
Mononucleosis Tests are blood tests used to determine whether or not a person has mononucleosis (mono).
Diagnostic Ultrasounds can be used to create an image of internal body structures like tendons, muscles, joints, and internal organs. It’s a good diagnostic test that provides useful information when diagnosing.
X-Rays are another non-invasive form of imaging used to diagnose a person.
Screening “Full Body” Ultrasounds creates a live image from inside a patient’s body--again, another painless type of diagnostic testing without radiation.
Strep Throat Testing can detect strep bacteria by identifying antigens in the throat.
Spirometry is used to assess how well your lungs are functioning, by measuring how much air you inhale and exhale. Results will typically indicate whether or not a patient has asthma or other conditions that affect breathing.
TB Skin Tests measure the body’s immune response to antigens. Results then determine whether or not a person has been exposed to tuberculosis bacteria.
Skin Biopsies are diagnostic tests in which a skin lesion is removed and sent to a pathologist for further diagnosis.
While diagnostic testing is typically done to identify what’s causing certain symptoms, medical screenings are done at an earlier stage to detect possible disease or illness. Either way, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We’re here to help you get the effective treatment you deserve from a medical community you trust.