Testing and screening can help eliminate substance abuse and drugs in the workplace. It also provides an easy and effective way to detect potentially serious health problems, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and hormonal imbalances. At Edinger Urgent Care, John Alevizos, DO, and the team offer a comprehensive suite of testing and screening services. To schedule an appointment at the office in Santa Ana, California, call to speak with an administrative staff member today.
Testing and screening are in-office procedures that evaluate your physical and mental health or assess for certain substances. Though testing and screening are often mentioned together, they’re actually two different things:
A screening procedure analyzes a blood, urine, or saliva sample for the presence of drugs and alcohol or to look for common health problems like high blood sugar, nutritional deficiencies, or hormonal imbalances.
Testing assesses your health or physical abilities based on a set of specific guidelines. For example, a respirator fit test determines whether your respirator mask fits properly. If you fail the test, the team can make recommendations that allow for a tighter, more comfortable fit.
At Edinger Urgent Care, the team offers a variety of testing and screening services, including:
The team also offers preventive screening services, including colonoscopies, digital rectal exams (DRE), and Pap tests.
The type of testing and screening that will most benefit you depends on your age, health history, and the reason for your appointment.
If you need to complete a DOT exam, the team might order a urinalysis and a DOT drug test. If you visit the office for an annual physical, the team might recommend a complete blood count (CBC), a cholesterol test, and a thyroid panel.
Following a comprehensive review of your medical history and a physical exam, the team can make recommendations that align with your needs.
The time that it takes to receive the results of your screen or test depends on the procedure. In-office offerings like pulmonary function testing and respirator fit testing provide immediate results.
The results from blood panels or urinalysis typically take three or four days. As soon as the team receives the results of your tests from the laboratory, they give you a call and walk you through them.
To learn more about screening and testing, make an appointment at Edinger Urgent Care. Call to speak with an administrative staff member or click the online booking tool.