Lab Testing Q and A

If you are in need of lab services, you’ve come to the right place. Here at AFC Urgent Care, our technicians provide the results you need in a timely manner. Call our office to speak to a professional or visit our clinic today.

Lab Testing Q and A
Lab Testing Q and A

It can be more than just convenient to have quick access to lab testing, like when a person needs to be tested for anemia, pregnancy, or an STD. We provide quick lab testing here at AFC Urgent Care Bradenton. You can come see us today if you need to for any kind of lab testing in Bradenton, FL. Walk-ins are no problem for us! Call us for more information. Serving patients from Bradenton, Fl. Samoset, Fl. Ellenton, Fl. Oneco, Fl. Whitfield, Fl. Sarasota, Fl. West Bradenton, Fl

Can I go to an urgent care for lab testing?

You can and should go to urgent care for lab testing! With urgent care, you don’t need to make an appointment, so you can just walk in for immediate service. Also, you won’t have to wait long, as the wait time at urgent care is minimal. On top of that, urgent care clinics have onsite labs to process tests quickly and produce results quickly too, often same-day or even within minutes! Some primary care clinics can provide testing but will likely have to send your test out to another clinic to be processed. All this makes urgent care a really convenient place to go for lab testing.

It can be important to have a lab test done right away, like when it’s recommended by a physician or required for work, and it may even be necessary to have a lab test done right away, like when it’s for pregnancy or an STD. Urgent care can test for infections like chlamydia and others, as well as kidney, cardiovascular, or liver issues, or even cancer.

Do I have to make an appointment for lab testing? Can you just walk in for a blood test?

When you choose to go to urgent care for lab testing, an appointment isn’t necessary. This means you can just walk right in for immediate service, and within minutes, you’ll be able to speak with a physician and get tested. Also with urgent care, you can walk in for a blood test for whatever purpose. Here at AFC Urgent Care Bradenton, we’re able to provide many different kinds of tests, including:

  • CBC tests – Complete blood count tests to check for infections or conditions like anemia or leukemia
  • Chemistry – Tests for signs of dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, or liver function abnormalities
  • Urinalysis – Urine tests to check for drugs, pregnancy, or infections
  • Cultures – Which test for the flu or strep throat

We’re also able to provide employer drug/alcohol testing, so if you’re an employee who needs a test, we can provide it, or if you’re an employer who needs to test your employees, we can do so.

When can I expect my lab test results back?

Lab tests are really simple and quick, as all that’s needed is a sample for testing, like a blood or urine sample or a sample from your throat. The sample we’ll need depends on the type of test you need. Once we have a sample, we’ll test it with our onsite lab, and soon after, the results will be available. Results may be available within only 10 minutes! This depends on what’s being tested for, and for STDs, test results can be provided same-day. We’ll contact you when your results are ready.

Where can I get lab testing in Bradenton, FL?

You can get testing done right here at AFC Urgent Care Bradenton! We’re located at 5925 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Bradenton, Florida 34211, and you can come visit us today, no appointment necessary, or you can call our clinic at (727) 201-8585 with any questions for us about lab testing. We’re available to you 7 days a week!

Don’t hesitate to come by our clinic if you need a quick lab test with quick results, especially if you need an STD or other urgent test done. We look forward to seeing you soon!