There are many viruses and bacteria strains out there that have the potential to get you sick, and there are many more ways for you to just be feeling unwell. Our bodies are incredibly complex, so any sort of deviation from the norm can cause us to feel less than our best.
That’s where we come in! We can dig deeper into your symptoms to help provide you with the most accurate diagnosis possible. In addition to our highly knowledgeable providers and our ability to diagnose after physical exams, we also have some tools at our disposal to help us along.
AFC Urgent Care Sevierville proudly has a lab directly on site that can help us diagnose you faster and more reliably. Read on to learn what kind of tests and labs we can run for you.
What Tests Can Be Run Through the Lab?
One of the things we are most proud of in our center is our ability to be thorough, yet efficient. We have multiple rapid tests that can detect illnesses like the flu, RSV and strep throat in just a few minutes. We can also do things like urinalysis and cultures to check for infection.
We also have the ability to draw your blood and run various tests to get a better understanding of your wellness. One common test that helps us do this is called a CBC, or complete blood count. This simple test takes the sample of your blood and runs it through a machine that counts and measures your blood cells. Any level that is too high or too low can easily help us diagnose you more accurately.
Potential Diagnoses After Reading a Patient’s CBC
- A variety of infections
- Immune system disorders
- Blood diseases
Is Anemia Common?
It certainly is! In fact, anemia is the most common blood condition in the world. Anemia is associated with low levels of iron in the body and an inadequate number of red blood cells in your blood. This can easily be detected from a CBC.
Symptoms of anemia include rapid heartbeat, fatigue, lightheadedness and dizziness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, stop in for a quick test! Our lab techs are great at what they do, and we can get you in and out in under an hour with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Diet Changes to Treat Anemia
- Eat iron-rich foods like lean meat, fish, eggs and dried beans.
- Consume more folic acid from dark, leafy green vegetables.
- Increase your vitamin D intake.
- Take an iron supplement if recommended.
Have you been feeling faint or lightheaded? Come see us for a quick CBC test at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville.