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What Everyone Must Know about Lab Tests

It is a good health practice to get you tested with a good quality pathology service center.  The diagnostic tests are an accurate snapshot of your health and help your doctor in giving you the right kind of treatment. More beneficially, these laboratory tests actually help prevent a small illness from ballooning to malignant proportions.

Here is information on laboratory tests, from the collection to the interpretation of results:

  1. Collection – A technician or phlebotomist collects blood sample by injecting a needle and drawing out blood from a vein in your arm. Of course, if it is not a blood test always, it can be some other specimen that can be up for testing like urine or a throat swab. After the sample is collected in a container, it is labelled with the name and other pertinent information, and sent for laboratory tests and analysis. You do not even have to go to the pathology department to give your blood sample; there are convenient options for ‘home sample collection’.
  2. Fasting for Blood Test– The Fasting Plasma Glucose Test is often asked along with Complete Blood Count (CBC) test by doctors to check glucose/sugar Ideally, you should avoid taking any food or drink (except water) 9 to 12 hours before the test. Some people believe that one should not have water in case, you are fasting but that is just a myth. Drinking water actually helps the phlebotomist in drawing out blood easily. So, if you drink water, it becomes easier for the phlebotomist to locate veins. Further, you can also urinate easily, which aids you in providing the sample for a urine test.
  3. Processing – In the case of blood, the liquid portion is separated and the cells undergo analysis from the lab specialists. There are different labs that analyse your blood for different reasons. For instance, the chemistry section of lab tests your blood for chemicals and substances that can cause a disease; for instance, checking for cholesterol in the sample. The haematology section of laboratory testing analyses the different blood cells and their functioning. The microbiology test looks for infection caused by bacteria, fungi etc. For instance, an analysis of the urine test to check for urinary tract infection is the function of the microbiology section of the pathological lab.  The virology laboratory tests analyse your blood for viral infections, including HIV and respiratory infections.  The immunology department looks into checking how your immune system is working.
  4. Reporting or results – The results are collated, reviewed and entered into the computer systems of the diagnostic services The pathology department head or a consulting doctor at the lab reviews the results, check them and puts her signature before the data is entered into a computer system. As a customer, you can view the results of these lab tests online too.
  5. At the doctor’s office – The doctor goes through your diagnostic tests report and gives his or her views. Usually, if there are things that are beyond normal readings, they are marked in bold font. The doctor at the pathology department may also include her conclusions at the end of a page.  If there are certain findings that do not seem normal, the doctor will prescribe medications or ask you do a few other diagnostic tests.

Diagnostic tests are immensely useful for the doctor to prescribe the right kind of treatment.  With increasing awareness among people, there is a progressive thought which underscores the adage – prevention is better than cure.  Take charge of your health; do not hesitate to go for a health check at the nearest diagnostic center.

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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal