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Calvary Medical Clinic -  - Family Medicine

Calvary Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Pediatrics located in Cleveland, TX & Livingston, TX

The skilled team at Calvary Medical Clinic offers a wide range of on-site diagnostic tests, including bone density scans. They provide diagnostic testing to men, women, children, and infants at their locations in Humble, Cleveland, and Livingston, Texas. If you need diagnostic tests, call or book an appointment online today.

Labs/Diagnostic Testing

What is diagnostic testing?

Diagnostic testing includes a variety of procedures and tests that help the caring team at Calvary Medical Clinic determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. These tests provide valuable information that can detect, confirm, or rule out medical conditions. For your convenience, the team at Calvary Medical Clinic offers many diagnostic tests right in their office. 

What are common diagnostic tests?

Depending on your specific needs, the team at Calvary Medical Clinic may recommend one or more of the following in-office diagnostic tests:

Bone density test

A bone density test is a type of X-ray that measures how strong your bones are. This test screens for osteoporosis. Fluoroscopy Shoulder and Knee Injections for Osteoarthritis

Ankle-brachial index

The ankle-brachial index involves comparing the blood pressure measurement at your ankle with the blood pressure measurement at your arm. This is a quick and simple way to check for peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Pulmonary function tests

Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs are working. These noninvasive tests help the team at Calvary Medical Clinic diagnose breathing conditions, including asthma. 

ANSAR testing

ANSAR testing is a noninvasive procedure that evaluates how well your autonomic nervous system is functioning. Your autonomic nervous system controls involuntary functions, such as heart rate and digestion.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

VNG tests measure involuntary eye movements to determine whether there's a problem with your vestibular system, or the part of your brain that controls balance. 

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG is a painless procedure that records the electrical activity of your heart. The team at Calvary Medical Clinic uses EKGs to diagnose and monitor various heart conditions, including arrhythmia. 

Other tests

They also provide a variety of in-office lab testing, including:

  • COVID 19 Testing- (Results in 15 minutes) - we offer the cheapest cash price in the greater Houston area)
  • Pre-Employment & Post-Accident Drug Screens
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Exam
  • Labs, X-rays, Bone Density Exams, EKG
  • Ankle Brachial Index, Pulmonary Function Test
  • ENG (electronystagmography), VNG (videonystagmography)
  • Hearing tests

 

When would I need diagnostic testing?

Adults, children, and infants need different diagnostic tests for a wide variety of reasons. Your provider at Calvary Medical Clinic may recommend certain tests to diagnose or rule out causes of your symptoms. Other times, diagnostic testing may be part of your preventive care. 

For convenient, on-site diagnostic testing, call Calvary Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today. 

Why do I need an EKG?

Your doctor may recommend an electrocardiogram (EKG) if you’re experiencing abnormalities with your heart function. An EKG is a common, noninvasive test to diagnose:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Electrolyte abnormalities 
  • Thickened heart muscle
  • Cause of chest pain or discomfort
  • Ischemia (poor blood flow to your heart)

An EKG is often a screening that’s requested before you go in for surgery, just to ensure your heart is healthy enough for the procedure. 

What happens during an EKG?

An EKG is a fast and painless test that can be completed in about 10 minutes. Your technician at Calvary Medical Clinic attaches 10 electrodes to various points of your body, like around your rib cage. These electrodes have adhesives to keep them in place on your skin.

They attach wires to these electrodes, which are attached to the EKG system. The machine then simply starts tracking your heart’s electrical impulses. Once your EKG is complete, you can return to all of your normal activities — no downtime needed. 

Because an EKG involves using adhesives to attach the electrodes, it’s helpful to avoid applying lotion to your body the day of your test. For men, your technician might need to shave certain small areas of your chest if there is too much hair for the electrodes to attach. 

When will my doctor get my EKG results?

Since Calvary Medical Clinic offers on-site EKG testing, your physician gets your results immediately. In some cases, you may be asked to wait while your doctor reviews your EKG reading, so they can discuss them with you when you leave.

Other times, you may be scheduled for a follow-up visit to get your EKG results and find out if further testing or treatment is necessary. The team at Calvary Medical Clinic keeps your EKG records on file, so if you need EKGs in the future, your doctor can easily compare your results to see if there are any changes. 

Book your EKG at Calvary Medical Clinic directly through the website. You can also call either clinic to speak with a team member to schedule your EKG appointment. 

CALVARY MEDICAL CLINIC will begin COVID-19 DRIVE BY TESTING effective 8/10/2020.

Testing will be performed from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Test results are available SAME DAY usually within the hour. Contact the clinic for more information.