Lab Tests Specialist

Austin Square Medical Group

Gregory J. Facemyer, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Family Practice & Board Certified/Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians located in Youngstown, OH

When you need a lab test, count on the services of Austin Square Medical Group in Youngstown, Ohio. Led by Family Physician Gregory J. Facemyer, MD, FAAFP, the clinic’s on-site lab can draw your blood, administer the test you need, and deliver quick, often same-day results. With an in-house lab, Dr. Facemyer can get you on track to a faster diagnosis and treatment plan. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Lab Tests Q & A

How can I get lab services performed?

At Austin Square Medical Group, patients can book an appointment online or over the phone. If you are asked to fast before a blood test, for example, you can make it a more convenient experience for yourself by scheduling your test prior to breakfast. That way, you can enjoy your meal shortly afterward.

In general, if you need to fast before a test, you are allowed to drink water, black coffee, or unsweetened tea the morning of your lab appointment. If you’re unsure, talk with your doctor at least a few days before your test.

Why are lab services important?

Lab services help your doctor make informed decisions about your health care. Lab tests can determine, for instance, if your blood sugar is too high — a sign of diabetes — or if you have too much cholesterol, which can point to a heart attack or stroke.

Statistics show that approximately 70% of health care decisions are guided by lab test results, which means lab services are a vital part of your care. Austin Square Medical Group possesses cutting-edge laboratory equipment to increase accuracy and provide a wide range of clinical data. The clinic delivers cost-effective lab services without sacrificing quality or patient care in the process.

What do lab services assess?

The lab services offered at Austin Square Medical Group vary from routine blood work to complicated procedures required to detect and monitor disease.

The clinic’s lab can test for allergies, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, low thyroid, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, heart disease, HIV, HPV, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer, among other conditions.

What are the benefits of on-site lab tests?

Having a lab at the same location as your health care provider is beneficial in several ways:

Convenience

Performing lab tests on-site eliminates the need to schedule testing and travel elsewhere, both of which can take considerable time and effort from your busy schedule.

Faster results

Since there’s no need to fax, email or mail results from an off-site lab to your doctor's office, you’ll obtain results in record time.

More accuracy

By performing lab services on-site, there is less risk of error. Major labs deal with hundreds of thousands of tests, so using an off-site lab means a higher chance of running into mistakes with processing your results.  

If you need a lab test, book an appointment online or over the phone with Austin Square Medical Group today.