K & M Care
General Family Medicine For All Ages located in Summerton, SC
If you need lab testing because of an illness, injury, or employment requirement, you can rely on K & M Care in Summerton, South Carolina, for exceptional service. Nurse practitioner Miranda S. Kerley and her superior staff offer blood tests, urine testing, and other types of lab testing to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment. Call the office to book an appointment, or schedule one online today.
Lab Testing Q&A
What is lab testing?
Lab testing uses an array of diagnostic tests to detect or rule out the presence of bacteria, viruses, illnesses, diseases, drugs, and alcohol. K & M Care provides on-site X-rays and lab testing for added patient convenience. They offer Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT drug testing.
Why might I need lab testing?
You may need lab testing at K & M Care if your specialist suspects you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Strep throat
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Other illnesses
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Cervical cancer
- Skin cancer
- Thyroid diseases
- Other hormone disorders
- High cholesterol
- Nutrient deficiencies
Your employer, physician’s office, sports team, or another organization may ask you to complete drug or alcohol lab testing.
What are the different types of lab testing?
Some of the common types of lab testing available at K & M Care include:
During blood testing, your provider takes a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. Lab technicians then evaluate it for drugs, alcohol, or signs of illnesses or diseases.
You can leave a sample of your urine in a cup during urine testing, allowing a lab to analyze it for signs of potential problems.
Your specialist can take a sample of your hair, allowing a lab to analyze it for signs of prescription medication misuse or illicit drug use.
Your provider may swab the inside of your nose, the back of your throat, the cervix in women, or your genital area to diagnose specific illnesses or diseases.
If you have signs of skin cancer, your K & M Care specialist might send a tissue sample (biopsy) to a lab for analysis.
Which lab tests are best for me?
The experts at K & M Care let you know which type of lab testing is best for you based on your lifestyle, risk factors, medical history, symptoms, or requirements established by your employer. They personalize diagnostic testing and treatments to ensure you receive the best care possible.
To learn more about lab testing and find out if it’s right for you, call the K & M Care office, or schedule an appointment online today.