Lab work and blood tests are ordered by your healthcare provider for a wide range of reasons, such as monitoring conditions, confirming a diagnosis, screening for a disease, or helping to rule out or diagnose an illness. When you provide blood, a throat swab, urine or other specimen, the sample is sent to a laboratory where it will be examined under a microscope. Some test results will be ready the same day while others may not be available for a few weeks. The results are sent to your doctor who will discuss them with you.
At Grand View Health we offer a wide range of laboratory services for every member of your family. By choosing Grand View, you will benefit from:
Grand View Health has four outpatient centers conveniently located in Harleysville, Pennsburg, Quakertown and Sellersville. Each outpatient center offers a variety of primary care and specialty physician practices (i.e., OB-GYN, cardiology), as well as X-rays, lab services and more, all in one convenient location. Our list of outpatient centers provides the services and hours available, which vary by location. Each location has its own central registration desk, which is where patients should report to prior to having a test.
Blood Glucose: A blood glucose test measures the amount of a sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood.
Cancer Blood Test: A cancer blood test is commonly used to rule out or determine a cancer diagnosis.
Cholesterol Screening: Cholesterol screenings measure the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.
C-Reactive Protein: C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. The level of CRP rises when there is inflammation throughout the body. A CRP test is used to measure the amount of CRP in the blood to treat infections, long-term diseases or other medical conditions.
Thyroid Test: thyroid blood tests assess thyroid function by measuring thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormone levels to detect certain autoantibodies present in autoimmune thyroid disease. Antibodies are molecules produced by a person’s body that mistakenly attack the body’s own tissues.
If your healthcare provider determines that blood work is required, be prepared to ask questions about the procedure, such as what information the test will provide, the benefits of doing the test, and the next steps to consider if the test indicates a problem.
A lab order form from your physician is required to have your blood drawn. Follow all instructions given by your healthcare provider. You may be told to not eat or drink anything for a certain amount of time before your test, stop taking certain medications, or wear loose-fitting clothing.
Your doctor will discuss your test results with you. Results are also accessible via mygvh.org, our patient portal.
Laboratory services at Grand View’s main campus and all of our outpatient centers are certified by the Joint Commission, a national health-care accreditation and certification organization, and are accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).