It is responsible for laboratory tests.
A laboratory (lab) test is a mechanism to get information about your body system or the functioning of your organs. Through this procedure, a health care provider takes a sample of your urine, blood, body tissue, or other bodily fluids to know more about your health condition.
Lab tests are important instruments to help detect problems in your body. They show in numbers (reference range) how is your health, and help to diagnose what is happening in your body.
Among the lab tests that you can get in the Laboratory of Physicians of Katy are:
Pharmacogenomics (genetics testing)
It is very convenient for patients and health care providers that Physicians of Katy has a laboratory in-house.
It saves time and resources in processing the information, gets results in a faster way, allows a timely diagnosis, and an adequate resolution to your health concern.
Purpose of lab tests
To check your overall health. They can help find health problems even before symptoms appear.
To diagnose a specific illness or condition.
To plan treatments.
To monitor treatment or disease.
The test can show if there have been changes in your health over time.
To screen for disease. A test can show if you are at a higher risk of getting a specific problem or disease.
Factors that affect
a lab test
Sex, age, and gender
Some foods and drinks
Variations in lab procedures
Having an illness
To understand the results
Negative or normal: results are within normal limits.
Positive or abnormal: specific substance was found and/or further testing would be required to confirm a diagnosis.
Uncertain or inconclusive: there was not enough information in the results to diagnose a disease.
Lab tests can not bring the total information required to understand how your body is at a given moment.
Your health care provider will also need to ask for a physical exam, check your health history, and probably ask for other tests. All these elements together contribute to guiding diagnosis and treatment indications.
As there are many types of lab tests you should ask your health care provider about the preparation for your corresponding test.
462 S. Mason Rd, Suite 100, Katy, TX 77450
Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am to12 m
(by appointment only)
Phone: (281) 693-5289
Fax: (281) 693-3111