What Lab Tests Are Offered at AFC Urgent Care Mooresville?

We are the experts in testing, evaluating and diagnosing patients! We do it all day every day so we know a thing or two about common illnesses and classic symptoms. However, certain conditions can be harder to recognize right away without a little more investigation.

That’s where diagnostic tools like our X-ray machine and lab come into play! Using these state-of-the-art machines and equipment helps us dig deeper into your condition to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis possible.

Our AFC Urgent Care Mooresville team explains more below about our lab and what tests we offer, so check it out.

How Quickly Can the Lab Diagnose Me?

Some other local urgent care centers may be able to test you for a variety of conditions, but then will have to send your samples off to another site to be processed. That can greatly increase your time spent waiting and feeling sick. When you come to see us, we can run our tests right in house to provide you with a diagnosis right away. In fact, with our rapid tests for the flu, COVID-19, strep and RSV, you can have your results in as little as 10 minutes!

We can also do urinalysis and cultures right in our center that can help us detect infection. Another common test we run is called a CBC, or a complete blood count. This simple blood test measures and counts the different types of blood cells in your body. Oftentimes, this is the only test we will need to run because your blood can tell us a lot about you.

Possible CBC Test Results

  • Anemia
  • An infection
  • Immune system disorders
  • Blood diseases

How Can a CBC Diagnose You?

Your blood contains many different types of cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Each type has a range of what is considered normal for the number of cells in your body. If any of these is too high or too low, it can point us in the right direction for a diagnosis.

This is especially true for an anemia diagnosis. Anemia develops when your body fails to produce the proper level of red blood cells. This can lead to dizziness, fatigue, a rapid heartbeat and lightheadedness. A quick CBC can show us that your red blood cell count is low, and we can take some easy steps to fix that for you, like incorporating more iron into your diet.

Tips for Treating Anemia

  • Eat iron-rich foods like lean meat, fish, eggs and dried beans.
  • Consume more folic acid from dark, leafy green vegetables.
  • Increase your vitamin D intake.
  • Take an iron supplement, if recommended.

Have you been feeling faint or lightheaded? Come see us for a quick CBC test at AFC Urgent Care Mooresville.