Your Time is Valuable...That is why LabsMD streamlined its services to get important health information direct to you quickly, efficiently, and professionally. In most cases, results are available online the day following specimen collection.
LabsMD is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with a physician or other appropriate health care provider, or annual physical examination. LabsMD tests are for your information.
Tests can identify risk factors of disease-important information that can help you and your doctor target lifestyle changes.
Lab tests can confirm or rule out inherited conditions and if present, lab monitoring can guide corrective therapy.
Arriving at your doctor's office with test results in hand and an understanding of those results will save time and allow for a more in-depth discussion of specific concerns.
Some diseases develop over time and produce no symptoms. Testing can help you identify these serious conditions early. In general, the longer a medical condition remains undetected and undiagnosed, the more difficult the treatment and the less chance for success.
"Normal" test results are significant. Your tests can help establish your "baseline" for future monitoring and to give you general information about your health. In addition, if you have made lifestyle changes to improve your health, you will want to know if your efforts have been successful!
Prior to having blood tests related to insurance applications, verify that your laboratory profile is in the optimal ranges-if suboptimal, correct abnormalities like cholesterol, triglycerides or glucose prior to submission of official samples.
We take your right to privacy very seriously. Unless we are required by law to release results to someone else (as in the case of some communicable diseases that have to be reported to the state department of health), only Labs MD, our laboratory's professional staff and you will see your results.
Unfortunately, lab tests ordered by your physician become part of your permanent medical record and you may be forced to disclose it in certain circumstances-change in job, application for life, health and disability insurance and for other important life events. If known, many lab markers for future health concerns can be modified by simple lifestyle changes. Once optimized, your lab profile can become an aid instead of a hindrance in your permanent medical record.