Lab Tests Specialist

The Center for Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newport News, VA

Whether for your routine gynecological visit or obstetric care, you may need lab tests to further assess your health. Dedicated to providing comprehensive and convenient care, The Center for Women's Health in Newport News, Virginia, offers in-office lab tests. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or use online booking today.

Lab Tests Q & A

What are lab tests?

Lab tests are diagnostic tools that further evaluate your overall health and confirm or rule out a health condition. Lab tests may include:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood work
  • Tissue sample testing

For your convenience, The Center for Women's Health offers in-office lab tests for gynecology and obstetrics care.  

What are gynecology lab tests?

Gynecology lab tests may include standard urine and blood screenings, as well as blood work to screen for various health conditions. 

The Center for Women's Health may recommend gynecology lab tests during your annual well-woman exam or when you come in with concerns about reproductive or general health.

Your gynecology lab tests may include:

  • Testing for STDs
  • Lipid profile to assess cholesterol levels
  • Complete blood count to screen for anemia
  • Basic metabolic profile to assess organ function
  • Blood glucose to screen for diabetes
  • Urinalysis to screen for diseases or urinary tract infections
  • Measurement of hormone levels to determine menopausal care
  • Pap test to screen for cervical cancer
  • HPV test to screen for human papillomavirus 

Your provider discusses the types of lab tests you need and how they benefit you and your overall health and wellness. By offering lab tests at the office, you can expect to get results quickly. 

What are obstetrics lab tests?

There are many lab tests needed during pregnancy. The purpose of your lab tests is to monitor you and your baby’s health. 

Common obstetrics lab tests include:

  • Urinalysis to confirm pregnancy
  • Urinalysis to screen for preeclampsia, diabetes, or infections
  • Glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes
  • Screening for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea 
  • Screening for hepatitis B and C
  • Complete blood count to screen for anemia
  • Blood typing
  • Checking for immunity to rubella or chickenpox

Many of your lab tests are conducted at your first obstetrics care visit and some may be repeated throughout the course of your pregnancy. 

What happens after my lab test?

By providing lab tests at the office, you may get results during your appointment and your OB/GYN at The Center for Women's Health reviews them with you. 

For lab tests that take longer to run, The Center for Women's Health may contact you by phone or have you come to the office to review the results of your testing and provide the appropriate recommendations. 

Lab tests are an essential diagnostic tool that help the experts at The Center for Women's Health evaluate and monitor your health. For comprehensive care, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.