Laboratory Blood Testing
The Moniteau County Health Center provides laboratory services to help manage your health. Laboratory testing is a valuable tool that can identify or diagnose illnesses, monitor the effects of medications and/or other treatments.
- Blood draws with physician orders (insurance reimbursable or reduced pricing available for uninsured/underinsured).
- Wellness Labs are available–Physician order not needed. Reduced pricing is available. Your screening may include the following test:
- CMP–A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a blood test that provides information about a person’s liver and kidneys, body sugar and protein levels, and electrolyte and fluid balance. Doctors order a CMP test to help diagnose liver disease or kidney disease, as well as conditions like diabetes.
- CBC-A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection, and leukemia. A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen.
- Lipid panel-A lipid panel is a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy by your body. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
- Hemoglobin A1C– The A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar (glycated). The higher your A1C level, the poorer your blood sugar control and the higher your risk of diabetes complications. This tests your levels over the previous 2-3 months.
- TSH– (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Determines whether the thyroid gland is working properly. An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) can cause symptoms such as weight gain, tiredness, dry skin, constipation, a feeling of being too cold, or frequent menstrual periods.
- PSA– (Prostate Specific Antigen) Primarily used to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below a man’s bladder.
Appointments are not necessary, but timing of lab draws may be of importance. Please call the clinic for questions at 573-796-3412.