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First Care Bossier

FAMILY MEDICINE & URGENT CARE LOCATED IN NORTH BOSSIER CITY, SOUTH BOSSIER CITY & STONEWALL, LA


When you’re already in the office for a sick visit or annual preventive care, you shouldn’t waste time going to another facility for lab work. That’s why First Care Bossier in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana, offers full-service, on-site lab testing. You can get high-quality and fast lab testing from experts who care about your well-being. To learn more about comprehensive lab testing or schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the nearest office. 

Lab Testing Q & A

How do I benefit from on-site lab testing?

Having a full-service lab on-site is essential for First Care Bossier to provide excellent health care, as well as comprehensive, same-day services.

Unlike the labs at other facilities, the experienced lab technicians at First Care Bossier care about your health just as much as your doctor. Your doctor works closely with the lab team to coordinate your lab work and treatment.

On-site lab services give you:

  • Fast, accurate results
  • Easy access to comprehensive diagnostics
  • The convenience of one-stop health care
  • More affordable prices
  • Tight quality control

The results of your lab tests form the foundation for an accurate diagnosis, customized treatment, and personalized care.

What types of lab tests might I have?

Having a full-service lab means that you have access to all the diagnostic tests needed to make urgent care decisions and provide long-term management of chronic health conditions.

These are a few examples of the tests you may receive: 

  • Complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • Lipid profile
  • Blood chemistry panel
  • Serum glucose
  • Thyroid screening
  • Metabolic panel
  • Cardiac enzyme testing
  • Kidney function testing
  • Liver function tests
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

The lab techs are also the best when it comes to painless blood draws. They work well with children and adults who have needle anxiety, so don’t hesitate to talk with them about your concerns.

What other diagnostics does in-house lab testing include?

The lab technicians often perform medical tests such as: 

Nasal cultures for seasonal flu

After using a cotton swab to take a sample from inside your nose, the lab runs a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT). It only takes 15 minutes to determine if you have the flu. 

COVID-19 testing

You receive the results of a rapid antigen test in 15 minutes. This test uses a sample taken from your throat or nasal cavities with a cotton swab. Alternatively, your provider can draw your blood to test for antibodies.

The antigen test determines if you currently have SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), while the antibody test shows if you have recovered from symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19. 

Rapid strep test

After swabbing a sample from the back of your throat, this test shows if you have strep throat in a matter of minutes.

You can schedule lab testing when needed or get the diagnostic work you need while you’re at the practice for an appointment. If you have any questions about the lab tests available, call First Care Bossier, or book an appointment online today.

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