Diagnostic testing offers one of the best ways to detect, diagnose, or monitor illnesses. At Wynantskill Family Medicine in Wynantskill, New York, Ritchie J. Parrotta, DO, and Scott M. Parrotta, DO, provide specific testing to diagnose or monitor your medical issue. To learn more about the testing types offered, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Diagnostic testing helps your providers at Wynantskill Family Medicine accurately diagnose your health concerns. The team collects data about your health through various tests and procedures.
Diagnostic testing can answer questions about your health, which can also offer peace of mind.
When you visit Wynantskill Family Medicine, the team first determines if you might benefit from diagnostic testing. They begin with a thorough examination, a review of your symptoms, and a discussion about your medical history. This is also a time for you to mention your health concerns and bring up any questions.
The goal is to find the root cause of your medical issue and provide the right treatment for you. Diagnostic testing might be recommended to provide the additional insight needed to diagnose your condition.
Your provider might routinely perform certain diagnostic testing if you have a chronic condition that needs close monitoring.
At Wynantskill Family Medicine, the practitioners offer a variety of tests in the office. Common tests might include:
This test helps check for signs of infection, diabetes, kidney disease, and liver disease.
Blood panels look at your white and red blood cell counts, which can determine if you have signs of cancer. Blood panels can also check your cholesterol, glucose, and hormone levels.
X-rays create images of the inside of your body using a very small amount of radiation. As the beam of energy passes through your body, the tissues in your body absorb the radiation at different rates, causing your bones and organs to appear in an X-ray image.
EKGs are used to measure and monitor the condition of your heart. The test looks at the electrical activity that controls the blood flow that moves in and out of your heart, plus it reads your heart rate.
Strep tests are used to determine if you have more than just a sore throat. Your provider swabs the back of your throat to check for streptococcus bacteria.
Before any type of diagnostic testing, you may need to fast for several hours.
To learn more about diagnostic testing or to find out if you’re a candidate for certain tests, call or book online today.