Downtown Los Angeles Diagnostic & Laboratory Testing

EKG

An EKG is often part of a general physical exam depending on the patient’s age. An EKG is performed to check the electrical activity of your heart. It can be used to find the cause of unexplained chest pressure or chest pain. An EKG also allows the doctor to check for heart problems such as heart arrhythmias, heart failure, and heart attacks. An EKG is a simple exam that can be completed within minutes.


Laboratory (Urine and Blood)

Routine and specific blood and urine lab testing is frequently done at Downtown Urgent Care. Our blood and urine lab test panel aids our medical doctor in diagnosing any specific ailment. Our lab testing meets the highest standards of the industry. Our medical assistant staff is highly trained in drawing and collecting samples for lab testing.


Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common type of sore throat. Downtown Urgent Care healthcare professionals can do a quick test to determine if a sore throat is strep throat and decide if antibiotics are needed. Proper treatment can help you feel better faster and prevent spreading strep throat to others. Common symptoms of strep throat include: sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and swollen tonsils. At Downtown Urgent Care, we can screen for strep throat within minutes.


Mono

Mononucleosis, also known as “mono”, is a common illness that can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. Mono goes away on its own, but lots of rest and good self­care can help you feel better. At Downtown Urgent Care, mono testing is routinely done by our medical staff.


Flu (Influenza)

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year (flu shot). CDC recommends flu shots for all patients over the age of 6 months. Downtown Urgent Care provides flu shots and proper care for patients infected by the flu (influenza) virus. No consultation is necessary to obtain a flu shot.


STD Testing

If you have been sexually active and have had unprotected sexual encounters, an STD test is the only way to be certain you are STD free. STDs can be contracted by both vaginal and anal intercourse, oral sex, through blood, bodily fluids, and skin. STD Testing is done through blood and urine testing. If a patient is diagnosed with an STD, Downtown Urgent Care professionals can effectively treat the (STD) infection.


Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD)

TB is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack body parts such as the spine, kidney, brain, and lungs. At Downtown Urgent Care, TB Testing is simple and does not require a full consultation. TB testing and evaluation can effectively diagnose TB at various stages.


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