Quest Lab Specialist

Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey

Body Contouring Specialists & Internal Medicine Physicians located in Vineland, NJ

When you’re at the doctor’s office and your exam indicates a need for lab work, you don’t want to take the time to travel to another location just to get your blood drawn. That’s why the team at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey has an on-site Quest lab. To learn more about the Quest lab services available, call the office in Vineland, New Jersey.

Quest Lab Q & A

Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey

How do I benefit from an in-office Quest lab?

Lab tests are essential for an accurate diagnosis and to determine the course of treatment for many health conditions. When you need a lab test, having a Quest lab on-site at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey gives you advantages such as:

Convenience

Getting your lab work in the same place as your medical care means you don’t have to travel to another facility.

Quicker access to results

With in-house testing, you can get some test results while you wait. And even if your blood work needs to be sent out, turnaround time is usually shorter than if you use an off-site lab.

Personalized service

At the on-site Quest lab, your work is done by professionals who know you and your personal health needs. They can ease your concerns and make sure you have a topical anesthetic if you’re queasy about needles.

What lab services are available?

The team at Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey performs urine testing and blood testing. Some tests are processed on site in the Quest lab. For other tests, they draw your blood then send it out to a lab for processing.

A few examples of lab tests frequently performed include:

  • Complete blood count, which screens for a variety of medical conditions including anemia and infections
  • Urinalysis, which screens for urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and diabetes
  • Lipid profile to measure levels of cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Metabolic panel to evaluate the health of your kidneys, liver, and many other organs
  • Serum glucose or hemoglobin A1C, which tests for diabetes and the effect of blood sugar management

Your doctor may also take cultures to test for urinary tract infections, strep throat, and pneumonia.

What other information can you obtain with Quest lab tests?

Beyond the standard tests for cholesterol and glucose, other information your doctor can get from lab tests include:

Electrolytes

Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are electrolytes that keep your nerves, muscles, and heart functioning.

Blood urea nitrogen

This test measures a byproduct of protein metabolism. It reveals whether you have too little or too much protein in your diet.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein that prevents fluid from leaking out of your blood vessels. It also transports vitamins, minerals, and hormones in your blood. The results of an albumin test can indicate a potential nutrient deficiency or problems with your liver and kidneys.

If you need a lab test, call Medical Alliance of Southern New Jersey or book an appointment online.