Lab Services Specialist

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine

Jarvis Family Medical Practice

Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Louisville, KY

Don’t travel all over town to get your lab tests completed. At Jarvis Family Medical Practice in Louisville, Kentucky, Karla Jarvis, MSN, FNP-C, offers lab services so screenings and diagnoses are convenient and efficient. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to take advantage of the on-site lab services.

Lab Services Q & A

What are lab services?

Lab services include blood testing, urinalysis, tissue samples, and allergy testing. A skilled technician provides the lab services, so you get efficient blood draws and tissue analysis every time.

What are the benefits of on-site lab services?

The largest benefit of lab services at Jarvis Family Medical Practice is that you don’t have to wait at a separate office and deal with additional scheduling, billing, and traveling to get your standard screenings and tests done. You save time and hassle.

There’s also less confusion about the tests you need since Karla communicates directly with the lab. Your results come back in a timely manner and Karla can interpret them without delay. This means you can get immediately take the steps necessary to gain control over your health.

What types of labs occur at the office?

Laboratory services include tests to evaluate your blood, urine, and body tissues. Examples of lab services include:

  • Metabolic panels
  • Complete blood counts
  • Hormone evaluation
  • Thyroid testing
  • Urinary tests for infection
  • Allergy testing
  • Blood glucose testing

Laboratory services may be part of a general wellness check, or Karla may order them in response to symptoms you’re experiencing at a sick visit.

What does allergy testing involve?

A number of factors contribute to allergy symptoms, including mold, pet dander, pollen, or environmental toxins. Allergies to particular foods are also common and disruptive to your health.

Allergy testing at Jarvis Family Medical Practice helps Karla isolate your particular triggers. The testing also helps her develop a customized treatment plan that’s effective for you. 

Without allergy testing and an understanding of the cause of your allergies, over-the-counter medicine or other treatments may not be effective in resolving your symptoms.

Allergy testing may include a skin or blood test. The skin test introduces a known allergen to the surface of your skin to see if you experience inflammation as a result. In some cases, a blood test is the best way to test for allergies.

If you are in need of specialized lab services, contact Jarvis Family Medical Practice. Call today or book an appointment online.