Lab Services

1st Choice Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Bakersfield, CA

If you need help tracking the progress of your pregnancy or determining whether your cough is something more serious, the staff at 1st Choice Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California can provide fast and accurate results. Whether you’re experiencing a sudden fever or you need fast results for a job-mandated drug test, call 1st Choice Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.

Lab Services Q & A

1st Choice Urgent Care

What are some common lab tests?

The medical experts at 1st Choice Urgent Care provide a variety of lab services, including tests that may be part of your routine physical, tests for a specific illness, or glucose level test.

Many lab tests are ordered by your 1st Choice doctor during your care, whether to aid in diagnosis or to determine the best treatment for your condition. The specific test you receive depends on your symptoms. Common lab tests include:

  • Urine analysis
  • Glucose level test
  • Pap smear
  • Pregnancy testing (hCG)
  • STD tests
  • Blood tests
  • Tests for specific illnesses or conditions

How long do I have to wait for my lab results?

The medical professionals at 1st Choice Urgent Care understand that your time is valuable and that it can be difficult waiting for your test results. While different tests require different wait times, the 1st Choice labs provide rapid results for many common tests, including:

  • Rapid strep test: results in five minutes
  • RSV test: results in 15 minutes
  • Urine analysis: results in five minutes
  • Valley Fever test: results in one week

No matter what lab test you need, your doctor will get back to you with the results as soon as possible to put your mind at ease and start your treatment right away, if necessary.

How accurate are medical lab tests?

Lab results are rarely inaccurate, but some factors can affect their accuracy. For example, specific tests require you to abstain from particular foods or activities before sample collection. Failure to follow your provider’s preparatory instructions can skew results and make a retest necessary.

If you feel your lab results are inaccurate, discuss the findings with your 1st Choice provider. A revised or alternative testing method may be available that better suits your needs.

If you want to get to the bottom of that lingering cough, call the experts at 1st Choice Urgent Care to schedule a consultation, or book your appointment online.