Diagnostic Testing Specialist

Passaic Medical & Wellness -  - General Practitioner

Passaic Medical & Wellness

General Practitioners located in Passaic, NJ

Diagnostic testing methods could be simple in-office procedures like blood pressure tests or involve state-of-the-art technologies like MRI scans. If you need to find the cause of your symptoms, the experienced team at Passaic Medical & Wellness in Passaic, New Jersey, provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests. The highly-qualified staff members have extensive experience of carrying out diagnostic tests and evaluating the results, so call them today or book an appointment using the online tool.

Diagnostic Testing Q & A

What is diagnostic testing?

Diagnostic testing is an invaluable tool that helps the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness to find out what’s causing your symptoms.

When you visit Passaic Medical & Wellness with a health problem, your provider carries out a physical exam, discusses your current symptoms with you, and reviews your medical history. This helps them reach a preliminary diagnosis, from where they can order diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out potential causes.

What conditions might require diagnostic testing?

There are many conditions that might need confirming using diagnostic testing. Common examples include:

  • Hepatitis
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV
  • Strep throat
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tuberculosis

You might have to provide a sample of blood, urine, or stool. Some tests require cell samples or occasionally biopsies, which are very small sections of tissue. Many forms of diagnostic testing involve the use of advanced technologies that generate images of the inside of your body or give readings showing organ and nerve activity.

What kinds of diagnostic tests might I need?

The tests you need to have vary depending on what could be causing your symptoms. Blood and urine tests are used for many purposes and are the most common forms of diagnostic testing. They can show whether you have infections, measure blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and hormone levels, as well as to look for signs of nutrient deficiency and confirm pregnancy. Or, if you’re experiencing pelvic pain, you may need an ultrasound.

Other types of tests used at Passaic Medical & Wellness include:

Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)

An echocardiogram uses ultrasound technology to evaluate your heart function. Your provider at Passaic Medical & Wellness uses the echocardiogram to check for signs of cardiovascular disease. They might also use ECG (electrocardiogram) readings that produce a graph of the electrical activity in your heart. 

Blood pressure

Blood pressure measurement is one of the most common diagnostic tests and is a routine part of most visits to Passaic Medical & Wellness. Your provider inflates a cuff around your arm and measures the force of the blood in your arteries when your heart’s beating and between beats.

Allergy testing

In an allergy test, your provider at Passaic Medical & Wellness applies tiny amounts of possible allergens to a scratch on your arm to see if there’s any adverse reaction. This is a safe way of identifying whether you have any allergies or isolating the cause of allergic symptoms.

PPD skin test

The PPD or purified protein derivative test for tuberculosis measures your body’s reaction to an injection of PPD to see whether you have the bacteria that causes TB.

The team at Passaic Medical & Wellness also carries out other diagnostic tests such as microscopy, arthritis panels, cultures, and full lab panels.

Diagnostic testing is a vital element of your health care and has multiple purposes. If you need to undergo diagnostic testing, Passaic Medical & Wellness has state-of-the-art facilities for carrying out a comprehensive range of tests. Call today to find out more or book an appointment online.