It’s not uncommon for clinics to outsource their laboratory services to local labs or parent clinics, which means that you have to commute through traffic from one clinic to the next to get tested, have labs drawn, and then receive the results and your treatment plan. First Keller Healthcare in Keller, Texas aims to ease the burden by providing a full range of lab services in-house for your convenience. That means you can stop in, see the doctor, have your labs drawn, and in many cases, leave with a definite diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Which lab tests can be performed at First Keller Healthcare?

First Keller Healthcare can perform almost any lab, including but not limited to tests that measure and monitor hematology, microbiology, chemistry, hormone, diabetes, cardiovascular, thyroid, urinalysis, food allergy, inhalant allergy, and pharmacogenetics.

Can I have my labs done the same day as my appointment?

In many cases, yes. However, some labs require fasting for accuracy, so if you’ve eaten before your appointment, you may have to stop in first in the morning another day for individual screenings and tests. Whenever possible, your labs occur while you’re in the clinic for your appointment to provide you with maximum convenience.

Do I have the right to refuse lab tests?

Yes, you have the right to make decisions about your medical care as you see fit. However, the providers are First Keller Healthcare believe in ordering only clinically-warranted lab tests and take special care to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

If you have questions about your treatment or the diagnostic steps taken, please know that the providers at First Keller Healthcare take the time to address each of your concerns.

What should I do to prepare for my bloodwork?

Each test is different, so it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or nurse before the blood draw.

In most cases, you won’t have to do anything aside from arriving in a shirt that can easily reveal the crook of your arm. In some cases, you may have to fast before your test, take your medications, or delay your medications.

Please note, however, that you should never delay your medications without explicit directions from your doctor.

How long does it take to get results?

The way each lab test gets processed varies; some are merely run through a machine while others are viewed under a microscope by a microbiologist. Others need time to grow before results are available.

For those reasons, some lab results are ready in just 30 minutes, while you may wait 7-10 days before receiving the results of other labs. Fortunately, the care team at First Keller Healthcare knows what to expect for each lab test and gives you a range to ensure you know what to expect.