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During a regular checkup, it’s common that a doctor will check your weight, height, and vital signs. If the doctor feels that more testing should be done to further investigate any problems you may have, they may request for laboratory tests. Labs are tests that use samples to test for further possible diagnosis. Labs can be done with blood, urine, and saliva.

Here is a list of the most common tests ordered at Westchester Health Center but are not limited to:

Glycohemoglobin (Hemoglobin A1C)

Used to monitor a person’s diabetes. This test is usually performed with the first diagnosis and then several times a year.

BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)

A group of tests used as a screening tool to check for diabetes and kidney disease.

CBC (Complete Blood Count)

Determines general health and screens for disorders such as anemia, as well as nutritional status and toxic substance exposure.

ESR (Sedimentation Rate)

This test to determine the cause of inflammation, or to help diagnose and follow the course of joint or muscle pain.

Flu (Influenza A and B Screen)

This test is used to diagnose influenza A or B or to other causes. Testing may be done using a nasopharyngeal swab, nasal aspirate or wash, or a throat swab.


Typically performed to confirm pregnancy, or if symptoms suggest issues of concern.

Glucose Level

Used to identify blood glucose level, and to screen for, diagnose, and monitor diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia. If you have diabetes, glucose levels should be monitored up to several times a day.

HIV Antibody (HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab 4th Generation with Reflex)

This test to determine if you are infected with HIV should be performed three to six months after you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Pap Smear

Cells are removed from the cervical area for testing in patients 18-years-old and over or patients sexually active.


This test is used to determine mononucleosis in a patient.

Liver Function Panel (LFT)

Also known as liver (hepatic) function tests or LFT, can detect liver damage or disease. Multiple tests may be ordered at the same time and may be used to detect hepatitis or diagnose other liver-related conditions.

Microalbumin, Urine

Performed annually after a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension to screen for a possible kidney disorder. It can be done using a random, timed, overnight, or 24-hour urine sample.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

This test is to screen for prostate cancer.

Lipid Panel (or Lipid Profile)

This group of tests can determine risk of coronary heart disease and may be a good indicator of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke, as caused by blockage of blood vessels.

Semen Analysis

Can be used to learn about the health of your reproductive organs, or after a vasectomy to determine if the operation was successful. A semen sample is collected in a sterile, wide-mouth container provided by the lab.

TSH, High Sensitivity (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

This test is performed to screen for and diagnose thyroid disorders or to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism.

Uric Acid

Used to detect high levels of uric acid, or to monitor specific chemotherapy or radiation cancer therapies.

Urine Culture

This test is to diagnosis symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)

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