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Laboratory Services

Carithers Pediatrics offers many different laboratory laboratory services jacksonville flservices to address the varying needs of pediatric patients in Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas. Our practice has the ability and resources to provide medical tests in-house. This allows our pediatricians to test, analyze and diagnose within a shorter time frame instead of having to send most test samples off for results. Our practice’s capacity for the in-house testing of multiple different body systems causes our pediatricians to be able to diagnose and begin treatment on medical conditions much sooner.

Our labs are moderate complexity certified laboratories. Carithers’ lab director is also certified. Our laboratory staff has the experience and knowledge necessary to perform various testing situations at the moderate complexity level. The clinical consultant laboratory staff at Carithers are also qualified to provide consultation and opinion on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patient care.

Lab Services

At Carithers, our laboratory services cover a number of different medical testing areas. Some of our laboratory services include, but are not limited to:

Strep testing and cultures

Rapid mono testing

Complete blood count

Urinalysis

Flu test

Blood sugar level

Cholesterol screening

Anemia screening

PPD placement (used for tuberculosis screening)

Laboratory Testing/Screening

As a pediatric practice we are concerned with the health and well-being of every child. Because of this, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association’s recommendations for pediatric clinics. According to these recommendations, we screen for inherited cholesterol problems at age 10 and 15. Included in this screening is a full lipid panel that evaluates HDL, LDL and triglycerides. This screening process helps inform and prevent further problems in the fight against childhood obesity.

These tests can provide many different answers about your child’s health. The need for laboratory testing services must be referred by a physician. After the testing is approved, the results can usually be determined in-house and then a diagnosis and treatment plan, if needed, can be established by one of our pediatricians. Diagnosis, answers and comprehensive treatment plans can be provided for your child in the following areas:

Flu

Diabetes

Mononucleosis

Urinary tract and kidney problems

Strep throat and bronchitis

Anemia, blood infections and leukemia

High-Cholesterol

Tuberculosis

 

Carithers provides multiple tests to provide quick and accurate answers for you and your child. By screening and receiving results sooner, our pediatricians can be proactive in the field of pediatric medical care. For more information about our laboratory services, contact us at one of our Jacksonville, FL locations.