Laboratory Testing Specialist

Getachew Health Center

Integrative Medicine located in Columbus, OH

An interview and physical exam can only provide so much information about you and your health. To better understand your specific health and wellness needs, the integrative medicine specialists at Getachew Health Center, including Eskender Getachew, MD, R.Ph, often request laboratory testing to gather valuable information about your body and organs. The luxurious facility has an on-site laboratory to make testing easy and convenient. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Columbus, Ohio, or book online today.

Laboratory Testing Q & A

What is laboratory testing?

Laboratory testing provides diagnostic data about your health. The testing may include a sample of blood, urine, or tissue. The lab analyzes your sample and compares your results to a standard set of normal ranges. 

Getachew Health Center has an on-site laboratory, which helps expedite your testing, so you get the results quickly. 

What are the types of laboratory testing?

Getachew Health Center offers many types of laboratory testing to help the team gather as much information about your health. Some of the laboratory testing that may benefit you include:

Basic metabolic profile

The basic metabolic profile is a blood test that measures your glucose, electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine levels. The information this test provides allows the team at Getachew Health Center to screen for health conditions (diabetes) and assess the function of various organs (kidneys). 

The comprehensive metabolic profile is similar to the basic metabolic profile but includes additional markers to assess liver function.

Complete blood count (CBC)

The CBC is a blood test that measures red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The test may help identify the cause of various symptoms, such as fatigue or recurring infections.

Hormone testing

To assess hormone balance and diagnose hormone disorders, the team offers hormone testing. They may use a saliva or urine test to assess hormone levels.

Micronutrient testing

Micronutrient testing looks at vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. The information provided from your micronutrient test can assess nutritional health and assist with the development of your wellness plan.

Heavy metal toxicity

The heavy metal toxicity is a urine test that assesses heavy metal toxicities. The team at Getachew Health Center may use this test before and after you start treatment for heavy metal toxicity to assess the effectiveness of your therapy.

How do I know what type of laboratory testing I need?

The experienced team at Getachew Health Center determines the type of laboratory testing you need during your evaluation. The testing they order depends on your symptoms, current health, family history, and lifestyle.

The team uses the diagnostic data from your laboratory testing to help design your treatment plan and monitor the effectiveness of the recommended interventions.

Getachew Health Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility that offers comprehensive evaluations and on-site laboratory testing. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or click the online booking button today.