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Labs Specialist

Cima Medical Centers

Family and Internal Medicine Practice located in Las Vegas, NV

Laboratory screenings are an essential part of nearly any diagnostic process, as well as your preventive care. With the help of Israel Alvarado, MD, Robert Webb, PA, and the rest of the team, you have access to modern lab services at Cima Medical Centers, which boasts four offices in Las Vegas, Nevada. Use the online booking tool to request a consultation, or call the clinic nearest you to book your next lab appointment.

Labs Q & A

Why do I need labs?

Labs and imaging tests are diagnostic tools your doctor uses to confirm or rule out certain conditions. Your doctor may recommend labs if you’re experiencing:

  • Burning during urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Prolonged fever
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Pain or injury
  • Sore throat 
  • Fatigue 

Labs are also routine screening tools to ensure you’re in good health and to check to see if you have any concerning issues. 

Which type of lab do I need?

Cima Medical Centers provides comprehensive laboratory testing at each location. Your doctor requests certain labs — based on your symptoms and health history — which may include:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • DEXA scan (bone density scan)
  • Pulmonary function test
  • X-ray or ultrasound
  • Glucose test 
  • Blood draw
  • Urinalysis

You may need more than one type of laboratory testing during your visit to Cima Medical Centers. But with so many different types of screenings available, you can get all of your lab needs met under one roof.  

When will I get my lab results?

It depends. If you have an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, your provider at Cima Medical Centers may gather an X-ray and give you your results on the spot. 

But in many cases, your doctor needs time to look over your medical records and lab results. Your practitioner may have you wait while they evaluate your labs and either call you with your results or schedule you for a follow-up within a few days.

How do I prepare for lab tests?

Depending on your specific type of lab test, there may be a few things you need to do to prepare. Your practitioner may request that you:

  • Avoid eating or drinking for several hours beforehand (for certain blood tests)
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes (for imaging and EKG tests)
  • Arrive with a full bladder (for a urinalysis)

Providers at Cima Medical Centers ensure you have all of the information you need to be prepared for your upcoming lab appointment and let you know if you need to do anything special beforehand. 

Cima Medical Centers provides numerous on-site lab testing solutions. You can book your lab appointment online, or you can call the location nearest you directly.