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On-Site Laboratory Specialist

Endocrine Associates of West Village PC

Endocrinology located in Long Island City and Astoria, Long Island City, NY & Murray Hill, New York, NY

Lab tests provide invaluable information about your health, from diagnosis to treatment monitoring. Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, and the team at Endocrine Associates of West Village PC are proud to have an on-site laboratory at their locations in Long Island City, Astoria, & Murray Hill, New York, NY. These facilities offer the ultimate convenience and ensure you receive fast results. To find out more, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

On-Site Laboratory Q & A

What is an on-site laboratory?

Laboratories are essential facilities that support the work of all primary care practices, medical centers, and hospitals. They perform tests on samples of body fluids and tissues for diagnosis and monitoring purposes.

Endocrine Associates of West Village PC has its own on-site laboratory, giving you the benefit of fast and convenient testing at the same location as your consultation.

The on-site laboratory most often uses samples of your blood or sometimes urine.

What conditions does an on-site laboratory test for?

Endocrine Associates of West Village PC's on-site laboratory can measure the levels of specific hormones in your body to detect any that are too high or low. The experienced lab team performs a variety of tests to identify a comprehensive range of endocrine conditions, including:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Prolactinomas (non-cancerous pituitary tumor)
  • Cushing's disease
  • Acromegaly (overproduction of growth hormone in childhood)
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Amenorrhea
  • Menopause
  • Sexual dysfunction

The on-site laboratory also plays a vital role in managing your existing conditions. For example, if you have diabetes, they perform regular tests to assess your blood glucose levels. If you have hypothyroidism, they measure the TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and free T4 in your blood.

How are samples taken for the on-site laboratory?

The sample you're most likely to provide for on-site laboratory testing at Endocrine Associates of West Village PC is blood. Drawing blood requires having a needle in one of your veins — usually in your arm, where the blood vessels are easily accessible.

It's a good idea to make sure you're well-hydrated before a blood test, as this helps your veins stand out more clearly. You might feel the needle prick as it goes into the vein, but it generally causes minimal discomfort.

If you have any concerns about needles or hypersensitivity issues, your provider can give you a numbing cream to apply beforehand. Depending on the tests you're having, your provider might need to take just one or several test tubes of blood.

If you have a hormone imbalance or disease, Endocrine Associates of West Village PC's on-site laboratory assures you of fast and accurate test results. Call their office today or book an appointment online.