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 tests can be completed with or without a physician order, though insurance may not reimburse services without a physician order. Reduced pricing is available.

Your screening may include the following tests: 

  1. Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP): 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.
  2. Complete blood count (CBC): Evaluates your overall health and detect various 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.
  3. Lipid panel: 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).
  4. Hemoglobin A1C: Measures the percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — 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.
  5. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Determines whether the thyroid gland is working correctly. 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.
  6. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Primarily used to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate. This gland sits below a man’s bladder.
  7. Vitamin D: Measures the vitamin D level in your blood to ensure you have enough for your body to work well. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It also helps keep your muscles, nerves, and immune system working normally.

Appointments are not necessary, but timing of lab draws may be of importance.  Please call the clinic for questions at 573-796-3412.