Diagnostics and laboratory
Diagnostic and laboratory testing are used to help further understand patient conditions. Diagnostic testing occurs when physicians require more information for evaluation and/or diagnosis of a patient. Examples of laboratory tests include biopsies, blood tests and urine samples.
Hospital laboratories in Virginia
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Diagnostic testing and laboratory screenings are often at the core of a medical diagnosis. At HCA Virginia Health System, our specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and methods to diagnose your condition quickly and accurately.
Our lab testing services
We ensure you have access to quick, accurate and convenient diagnostic testing. This helps our doctors identify and understand any abnormalities in your body, which is the first step on the road to recovery.
Medical diagnostics we offer
Our labs work closely with our imaging centers to provide prenatal screenings and diagnostic imaging services for issues of the heart, lungs and bones.
At our diagnostic labs, we deliver convenient, on-site clinical laboratory testing for our patients, with services including:
- Blood testing (hematology)
- DNA diagnostics
- Oncology diagnostics
- Urinary diagnostics
Our technicians will communicate promptly with you and your healthcare provider about your results. We will use those findings to develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to you, so you can start the process of getting healthier.
Additional lab services
Some other diagnostic exams we offer include:
- Gastrointestinal (GI) diagnostics — Our gastroenterologists perform GI studies to diagnose disorders and diseases of the GI tract and to help your doctor better understand your digestive health.
- Pulmonary function tests — Pulmonary function tests indicate how well your lungs are working and can help your lung doctor diagnose the underlying reasons for trouble breathing or other respiratory symptoms.
- Thyroid diagnostics — Digestion, organ and gland function, as well as the growth of your hair and nails, depend on the thyroid. Our team uses a variety of clinical evaluations to determine if you have a thyroid disease or disorder that might need to be treated by an endocrinologist.
Accreditation in laboratory services
Our certified laboratory staff is committed to meeting the highest national quality standards and our hospital-based laboratories have been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for meeting the highest standards of care. Inspectors examined labs records, quality control procedures, equipment and staff qualifications against stringent criteria.