Monitoring Your Own Health
You choose which test(s) you want. A physician’s order is not required.
- Wellness laboratory testing is a program offered at RHSHC in line with the organization’s vision of providing access to quality and affordable health care services. This program helps you manage your own health, though this is not meant as a substitute for regular medical care.
- If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian, who consents to take responsibility for the follow-up of abnormal results.
- Payment for tests must be received at the time of service in cash, check or credit card. Insurance will not be billed.
Monday- Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 am
View and print Wellness Testing Form and Pricing: Wellness Lab Form
Some Facts About Your Wellness Lab Tests
- Basic Metabolic Wellness – (BMP) Checks status of kidneys, electrolyte and acid/base balance and blood glucose level, all of which are related to metabolism.
- Blood Type – (ABO and Rh) Blood typing is used to determine if a person is group A, B, AB, or O, and if he or she is Rh negative or positive, depending on what antigens are present on the person’s red blood cells.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Wellness – (CMP) Evaluates organ function and checks for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney or liver-related side effects.
- Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate – (eGFR) Screens for early kidney damage, diagnose chronic kidney disease (CKD), and monitor kidney status. It is a calculation based on the results of a blood creatinine test along with other variables such as age, sex, and race (e.g., African-American, non-African American).
- Fecal Occult Blood Screen – Screens for early colon cancer. The American Cancer Society and others advise that screening for colon cancer begin at age 50 for the general population, but it may begin at an earlier age when a person has a family medical history of colon cancer.
- Hematology Wellness – Often used as a broad screening test to determine an individuals general health status. It can be used to screen for a wide range of conditions and diseases, help diagnose various conditions, and monitor the condition and/or effectiveness of treatment.
- Hemoglobin A1C – (Glycosylated A1c) Useful in evaluating the long-term control of blood glucose concentrations in diabetic individuals. It reflects the glucose level over time.
- Lipid Profile – Used as part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individuals risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk.
- Microalbumin – (Albumin/Creatinine Ratio) Urine test to check for protein (albumin) in urine. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properly, albumin is not present in the urine. But when the kidneys are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine. This condition is called microalbuminuria.
- PSA, Total – Prostate Specific Antigen Total is prostate specific but not prostate cancer specific. The American Cancer Society recommends annual PSA and digital rectal exams for all men beginning at age 50. It may be used to screen men for prostate cancer and other prostate conditions (benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatitis). It is recommended to wait three months after biopsy or manipulation.
- Testosterone – (Total) Used to diagnose several conditions in men, women, girls and boys. Detects abnormal testosterone level in males and females; in males, to help diagnose the cause of erectile dysfunction or the inability of your partner to get pregnant (infertility); in females, to help diagnose the cause of masculine physical features (virilization), infertility, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); in children, to help determine the cause of genitals that are not clearly male or female (ambiguous genitalia) or delayed or early puberty.
- TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is an excellent indicator of thyroid function.
- Vitamin B12 and Folate are separate tests often used in conjunction to detect deficiencies and to help diagnose the cause of certain anemias, such as pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the absorption of B12.
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D Identifies deficiency in vitamin D often when calcium is low and/or symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, such as bone malformation in children (rickets) and bone weakness, softness, or fracture in adults (osteomalacia).