Blood Work/Hormone Check

Panorama City Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Panorama City, CA

Having your bloodwork checked can reveal important clues about your health and well-being. Panorama City Urgent Care in Panorama City, California, has a full-service laboratory for bloodwork testing whether you need a complete blood count or a hormone check. Call Panorama City Urgent Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Blood Work/Hormone Check Q & A

Panorama City Urgent Care

What is bloodwork?

Bloodwork is done to review your organ function and check for health conditions or diseases. Your doctor might also request bloodwork to see how you’re responding to treatment for a medical condition.

Common blood tests include:

  • Hormone panel test
  • Blood enzyme tests
  • Blood chemistry tests
  • A complete blood count (CBC)

Blood tests are a common part of a physical examination.

What is a complete blood count test?

A CBC is one of the most common blood tests. Your doctor at Panorama City Urgent Care often includes this testing as part of your routine physical examination.

This blood test measures several parts of your blood, including:

  • Hemoglobin: anemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood disorders
  • Red blood cells: dehydration, anemia, bleeding, or blood disorders
  • White blood cells: blood cancer, infection, or immune system disorders
  • Mean corpuscular volume: blood disorders like thalassemia and anemia
  • Hematocrit: dehydration, anemia, or blood or bone marrow disorders
  • Platelets: bleeding (not enough clotting) or thrombotic (too much clotting) disorders

Your doctor uses the information from your bloodwork in combination with your general health, symptoms, vital signs, and medical history to reach a health diagnosis. Sometimes additional tests are needed to confirm results.

What is a hormone check?

Hormone imbalance can cause uncomfortable symptoms like breast tenderness, hot flashes, depression, low libido, and weight gain. This imbalance can be due to several factors like thyroid disorders or changes in hormone production due to menopause.

Having a hormone check can identify imbalance so your doctor can provide treatment options to ease your symptoms.

What can I expect during my appointment?

Bloodwork typically requires little preparation, but certain tests require fasting beforehand.

During your appointment, a team member at Panorama City Urgent Care uses a needle to draw a sample of blood from your body. Blood for extensive lab testing typically comes from a vein in your arm.

You might feel mild discomfort from the needle, but blood draws are usually quick and easy. Your blood sample is analyzed on-site, and your doctor contacts you with next steps if any are required.

Call Panorama City Urgent Care or schedule online to request an appointment to have your bloodwork or hormone levels checked.