Carlos Vaca, MD
Internal Medicine Physicians & Critical Care Medicine Specialists located in Miami, FL
You’re already in the office for a sick visit or a physical exam; you shouldn’t need to waste time going somewhere else to get your blood tested. Carlos Vaca, MD, offers in-house blood testing so you can receive all the care you need from the team that truly cares about your well-being. To learn more about in-house blood testing or to schedule an appointment, call the office in Miami or use the online booking feature.
In-House Blood Testing
How do I benefit from in-house blood testing?
In-house blood testing is just one of the services offered by Dr. Vaca to ensure his patients receive comprehensive medical care. You gain advantages such as:
One-stop medical care is more convenient than running around town to have your blood drawn and tested at another facility.
In some cases, you can wait for the results, but even if that’s not possible, your results are available more quickly when your blood testing is done in the office than when you go to another lab.
Your blood tests are done by the team that’s familiar with your medical history and cares about your individual well-being. They’re especially sensitive to issues such as needle anxiety, and they take steps to keep your experience positive.
When might I need in-office blood testing?
Blood tests are one of the most important tools available for initially diagnosing the cause of your symptoms and guiding treatment decisions. Dr. Vaca may perform in-house blood testing when you come in for a sick visit. Blood tests are routinely done during annual examinations to screen for chronic health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and hormone imbalances.
When you get routine blood testing during annual physicals, the tests catch early signs of health problems. Detecting problems at an early stage gives you the opportunity to prevent the disease.
What are the most common types of in-house blood tests?
The on-site lab collects your blood sample using a finger prick or, more often, a needle to collect one or more tubes of blood.
A few examples of frequently performed blood tests include:
- Complete blood count: dcreens for many medical problems including infections
- Lipid profile: determines your blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides
- Serum glucose: tests for diabetes by detecting levels of blood sugar
- Hormone screening: tests for high and low levels of hormones such as thyroid hormones, estrogen, and progesterone
- Metabolic panel: shows the health of your liver and kidneys, monitors electrolytes and blood proteins, and detects many other biomarkers
Hundreds of different blood tests are available. Dr. Vaca determines the best test for you based on your medical history and the results of your physical examination.
If you have questions about your symptoms or blood testing, call Carlos Vaca, MD, or book an appointment online.