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Lab Testing Specialist

Associated Physicians Group, PLC

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Berkley, MI

Lab testing provides a quick and convenient way to diagnose health problems like high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances, and broken bones. At Associated Physicians Group, PLC, board-certified internal medicine specialist Neelum Gupta, MD, and board-certified family medicine physician Camelia Salanta, MD, provide several kinds of lab testing on-site, including X-rays, ultrasound, bone density scans, and more. To make an appointment at the practice in Berkley, Michigan, call the office today.

Lab Testing Q & A

What is lab testing?

Lab testing is a group of screening procedures used to help Associated Physicians Group, PLC providers diagnose health problems. Often, these tests involve collecting bodily fluids like urine, blood, or saliva for further analysis and testing.

Are there different kinds of lab testing?

Associated Physicians Group, PLC offers several kinds of lab testing, including:


Bloodwork analyzes a sample of your blood to uncover potentially severe problems like nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, or high cholesterol. The most common blood tests include a basic metabolic panel, thyroid panel, and complete blood count (CBC).


Urinalysis analyzes a sample of your urine. Associated Physicians Group, PLC might recommend urinalysis if they suspect that you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney disease.


X-rays use ionizing radiation and electronic sensors to capture high-definition images of your bones and joints. Associated Physicians Group, PLC uses X-rays to diagnose fractures, dislocated joints, and other similar injuries.


Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture real-time images of your soft tissues, organs, and circulatory system.

If your provider suspects a heart problem or another vascular issue, they can use ultrasound to monitor your blood flow. If you’re pregnant, your provider will also use ultrasound to monitor the baby’s development and determine its sex.

Bone density scans

A bone density scan is an X-ray used to determine your risk of osteoporosis, a chronic disease that weakens your bones, making them brittle. Doctors will typically recommend a bone density scan to people 65 and older.


Vaccinations aren’t a kind of lab testing, but they are an essential part of preventive health. Vaccinations teach your immune system to identify potentially harmful invaders like viruses or bacteria, and destroy them.

The vaccinations that will benefit you most depend on several factors, including your age, medical history, and general health.

How will I know if I need lab testing?

Only a qualified medical professional like those at Associated Physicians Group, PLC can determine if you need lab testing. After reviewing your health history, discussing your symptoms, and doing a physical exam, your doctor can make recommendations that meet your needs.

To learn more about the benefits of lab testing, make an appointment at Associated Physicians Group, PLC by calling the office today.