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Laboratory Tests

There are a number of laboratory test ordered in conjunction with well child care, such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, lead screening, glucose, cholesterol levels and urinalysis.  In addition, audiometry and vision screening are ordered at appropriate well visits or when clinically indicated.  Most childhood illnesses can be diagnosed by a complete history and thorough physical examination, but occasionally laboratory tests are necessary.  The laboratory testing for the well or sick patient may be performed in our office or ordered at a commercial laboratory, as dictated by the requirements of your health insurer.