Michele L Martinez, MD
Family Medicine & Geriatric Care located in Riverside, CA
When you’re worried about your health, the last thing you want to do is wait weeks to find out the results of your tests. People's Care Health Systems in Riverside, California, has an on-site lab so that you can get results for many common tests quickly and easily. Whether you’re an employer who needs drug-screening tests, or an individual who has health concerns, Dr. Michele Martinez and her expert staff provide the answers you need. Book a consultation online or phone the helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Lab Services Q & A
Why would I need lab testing?
Lab tests help identify acute illnesses or chronic medical issues that may be developing and that need to be addressed with lifestyle adjustments and medications. You may also need tests as part of applying for a job, enrolling in school, or joining a sports team.
Oftentimes an employer needs lab tests to screen candidates for hiring or check for drug use. People’s Care Health Systems provides lab services for patients, employers, and insurance companies.
What kinds of lab tests do doctors provide?
Dr. Martinez and her team perform a variety of on-site tests, and because People’s Care Health Systems has an on-site laboratory, you’ll be able to get many of your results within a day or two.
The lab at People’s Care Health Systems can provide a variety of test results, including but not limited to:
- Blood lipid panel
- Complete blood count
- Chemistry panel
- Blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C
- Liver function tests
- Thyroid hormone levels
- Sexually transmitted disease testing
- Tuberculosis (TB) tests
Specialized lab tests for women only may include pregnancy tests, Pap smears, and HPV tests. Men can have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or have their testosterone levels checked.
What if I do not understand my test results?
Dr. Martinez and her team members always take the time to explain your lab results. She tells you what the test was, why she ordered it, and what your results mean. If further testing or treatments are needed as a result of your test results, she also provides an individualized treatment plan for you that’s simple and easy to follow.
At People’s Care Health Systems, Dr. Martinez and her staff speak both English and Spanish and are happy to offer you personalized care. They encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to fully understand what your tests mean, what your treatments are, and how to take whatever medicine she prescribes you.
What kinds of tests can I get as an employer or insurer?
Depending on your needs, the team screens your employees or employment candidates for drug use, tests for strength, and provides on-site physicals. They offer a variety of assessments to ensure compliance and to detect and address any underlying health problems.
To request lab tests for your employees, contact People’s Care Health Systems today. Use the handy online form or call the friendly staff to discuss your lab testing needs or to make an appointment with Dr. Martinez.