Lab Tests and Screenings

Urgent Care located in Edinburg and Mcallen, TX
misc image

Lab Tests and Screenings services offered in Edinburg and Mcallen, TX

If you’re at risk of a medical problem or develop new or unusual symptoms, help is available at RGV Urgent Care Clinic in Edinburg, McAllen, and Alamo, Texas. Carlos Moreno, MD, and his experienced team offer onsite lab tests and screenings to diagnose your condition and treat it properly. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

Lab Tests and Screenings Q&A

What are lab tests and screenings?

Lab tests and screenings are diagnostic procedures that allow your RGV Urgent Care Clinic to detect or rule out medical problems and establish the most effective treatment plan. Some of the lab tests and screenings available at the practice include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine testing 
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • X-rays and other imaging procedures
  • Drug testing
  • Biopsies
  • Nasal or throat swabs
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Flu testing
  • Strep testing
  • Tests for urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing
  • Cardiac (heart-function testing)
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Asthma and allergy testing
  • Pregnancy testing

The practice offers basic lab tests, as well as advanced diagnostic testing when needed. The RGV Urgent Care Clinic providers may refer you to a specialist if you have a complex medical problem requiring in-depth diagnostics.

What are the benefits of lab tests and screenings?

The main benefit of lab tests and screenings at RGV Urgent Care Clinic is the early detection of illnesses, injuries, and diseases to reduce the risk of complex medical problems. 

The results of lab tests and screenings allow your provider to treat medical conditions using the most appropriate, highly effective methods.

Which lab tests and screenings are best for me?

To find out which lab tests and screenings are best for you, a specialist at RGV Urgent Care Clinic reviews your medical history. They ask about your personal and family history of diseases, symptoms, current medication regimen, and lifestyle habits. 

They also weigh you and check your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs before completing a physical exam to assess your overall health and wellness. They let you know which lab tests and screenings, if any, match your needs.

What should I expect during lab tests and screenings?

Your lab tests and screenings at RGV Urgent Care Clinic depend on your health, symptoms, and disease risk factors. Your provider might take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm or obtain a tissue sample (biopsy) for lab analysis. 

During an electrocardiogram (EKG), your specialist places tiny electrodes on your skin and uses a special machine to evaluate your heart’s electrical activity. They may swab the inside of your nose or throat to screen for strep throat, flu, or COVID-19. 

You might breathe into a specialized device to screen for asthma or other lung diseases or undergo painless X-rays to view structures on the inside of your body.

Your RGV Urgent Care Clinic provider reviews the results with you and lets you know if you need further diagnostic testing, watchful waiting, or medical treatments.

To learn more about lab tests and screenings at RGV Urgent Care Clinic and determine which diagnostic tests are best for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.