On-Site Laboratory Specialist

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

San Gabriel Family Medicine

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D.

Family Medicine located in Leander, TX

Waiting for your test results causes unnecessary anxiety and delays treatment when you need it. That’s why Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, MD, and her team have an onsite laboratory for your convenience at San Gabriel Family Medicine in Leander, Texas. You and your doctor get the answers you need in just hours, instead of waiting days to several weeks to find out your results. Same-day lab results are among the many benefits available at San Gabriel Family Medicine. Contact the friendly team today by phone or book using the online form.

On-Site Laboratory Q & A

Why do I need an onsite laboratory?

Regular medical tests and screenings help you and your doctor become aware of conditions or diseases that could compromise your health. At many doctor’s offices, you have to wait days to weeks before your test results are ready. At San Gabriel Family Medicine, the on-site clinical pathology laboratory expedites your results so that you and your doctor know how to proceed within hours.

An onsite laboratory is especially helpful if you’re afraid you have the flu, an infection, such as a sexually transmitted disease (STD), or a serious health condition, such as diabetes. An onsite lab minimizes the time you have to worry and wonder about your test results.

What kinds of tests are done at an onsite laboratory?

At San Gabriel Family Medicine, the doctors order tests that measure your general health, as well as specialized tests. Available tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • STD tests
  • Tests for diabetes and blood glucose levels
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Thyroid tests
  • Tuberculosis (TB) tests
  • Hormone tests
  • PAP smears for women
  • Strep throat test
  • Mononucleosis test
  • Flu diagnosis

Your doctor may refer you to other centers for specialized tests, including mammograms to detect breast cancer, colonoscopies for colon cancer, and bone-density tests that check for osteoporosis.

What happens if my lab tests are positive?

A positive lab test doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a serious health condition. Sometimes — as in the case of an abnormal PAP smear — your doctor re-administers the test or recommends further evaluation. 

If the results definitively show that you do have a medical condition, your doctor takes the time to explain what the results mean and your options for treatment. While getting tested may make you feel anxious, having an answer about your condition ensures that you get the treatment you need. Early treatment almost always produces better results than waiting.

The team at San Gabriel Family Medicine is also expert counselors. If your lab results show that you have a serious health condition, they help you process that information and give you the support you need as you go through treatment. They may also refer you to other specialists, and then coordinate your care with those doctors, too.

Don’t worry or wonder about your health. Get the information you need to take care of yourself with onsite laboratory testing at San Gabriel Family Medicine. Call the friendly, supportive team or use the online form to book your appointment.