Making Your Lab Work Simple at Renaissance
A laboratory test is a procedure in which one of our health care providers takes a sample of your blood, urine, other bodily fluid, or body tissue to get information about your health. Some lab tests are used to help diagnose, screen or monitor a specific disease or condition.
Lab work is often needed to aid in diagnosis, which one of our doctors may order to provide detailed information that is not acquired simply by a physical examination. Lab work helps in diagnosing and monitoring the health condition of the individual.
Lab work involves laboratory testing of biological samples obtained from the patient to generate data, for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease condition and health assessment of the individual. Biological samples include blood, urine, body fluids, tissues, and other specific substances, that indicate the physiological functioning of different organs of our body.
Ingested food or digestion processes may influence the results of certain tests. As a result, our staff at RWJBarnabas recommends our patients fast prior to such tests for precise results. Fasting duration depends upon the type of test, such as 6 hrs fasting for blood sugar test whereas for triglycerides or lipid level tests, 12-hour fasting is required for accurate results.
Lab work involves the use of advanced computerized laboratory equipment, so as to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the test results. In addition lab work is supervised by certain experts having knowledge of both normal physiology and pathological conditions, in an attempt to validate the test results. Lab work can be categorized in different clinical sections such as hematology, chemistry, immunology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, or urinalysis. We make lab work simple here at RWJBarnabas Renaissance and know our patients appreciate that. If you are in need of lab work, please contact us to schedule your own appointment today.