Blood Draw & Lab Testing In Long Island
Blood draw and testing are available to patients of Health and Health Medical at all of our local medical offices, including Massapequa, Middle Island, North Babylon, and Plainview locations. Heart and Health Medical has expanded our testing capabilities to provide blood labs to our patients for an improved patient experience with short wait times and fewer annual appointments.
Heart and Health Medical performs blood draws for various preventative blood labs and diagnostic tests. Use the link below to schedule an appointment for blood testing.
Blood Labs Available At Heart and Health Medical
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
The complete blood count (CBC) is a group of tests that evaluate the cells that circulate in the blood, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets (PLTs). The CBC can evaluate your overall health and detect a variety of diseases and conditions, such as infections, anemia and leukemia.
The Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
This is a blood test that gives doctors information about the body’s fluid balance, levels of electrolytes like sodium and potassium, and how well the kidneys are working.
The most common types of blood tests used to assess heart conditions are:
- Cardiac enzyme tests (including troponin tests): these help diagnose a heart attack.
- BNP tests: Elevated levels can be a sign of heart failure.
- CRP: High-sensitivity CRP tests help determine your risk of heart disease before you have symptoms.
- Myoglobin: Used to measure for early diagnosis of Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart attack.
- Creatine Kinase: The traditional marker for the diagnosis of AMI.
Liver Function Test (LFT)
Liver function tests, also referred to as a hepatic panel, are groups of blood tests that provide information about the state of a patient’s liver. These tests include prothrombin time, activated Partial Thromboplastin Time, albumin, bilirubin, and others.
Looks at the measurement of cholesterol levels and monitors the breakdown of both good and bad fats in the blood. Shows total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides and Non-HDL cholesterol.
A thyroid panel is a group of tests that are ordered to help evaluate thyroid gland function. In this way, we can help diagnose thyroid disorders. The tests included in a thyroid panel measure the level of thyroid hormones in the blood. Thyroid panels usually measure the following: TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), Free T4 (thyroxine) and Free T3 or total T3 (triiodothyronine. We also test for PTH (parathyroid) levels. This regulates the serum calcium concentration.
Hemoglobin (Hg) A1C
This test focuses on Glycated hemoglobin. This is hemoglobin that is chemically linked to a sugar.
Male and female hormone panels depict the overall state of hormone balance in the body. The following hormones are measured: progesterone (female sex hormone), estrogen (female sex hormone), cortisol (stress hormone), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, and testosterone (male sex hormone). It is important to check hormone levels because an imbalance of one hormone can affect other hormones in the body.
Tumor Marker Tests
Tumor markers are chemicals made by tumor cells that can be detected in your blood.
Examples of tumor markers include prostate-specific antigen (PSA).