Laboratory Services

Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Laboratory Services services offered in Burlington, MA

Laboratory services play an essential role in diagnosing, preventing, and treating numerous obstetrical and gynecological symptoms and conditions. Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. in Burlington, Massachusetts, has onsite lab services, offering patients convenience and fast results. Call the office to learn more about Pap smears, blood tests, and other laboratory services, or schedule a consultation by completing the website’s online booking form.

Laboratory Services Q & A

What are laboratory services?

Laboratory services are vital in modern medicine. They help to provide an accurate diagnosis when you’re sick and detect early signs of disease after a screening procedure. Your gynecologist might also use laboratory services to monitor the effects of your treatment or surgery.

The lab staff consists of highly skilled experts. They have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities where they evaluate cells, blood, and other samples taken from your body. Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. has a fully equipped lab onsite for your convenience.

In addition to laboratory services, the practice also provides ultrasound scanning onsite.

When would I benefit from gynecological laboratory services?

Laboratory services occur in the background, so you might not realize how much they contribute to your health. In fact, testing samples is fundamental to most gynecological care. Examples of times you benefit from lab services include:

Pap smears

Pap smears are screening procedures for cervical cancer. Your gynecologist inserts a swab into your vagina and swipes it over the cervix to collect some cells. The cells go to the lab for analysis to determine if any are abnormal.

Cervical biopsies

If you have an abnormal Pap smear, you undergo a colposcopy to examine the cervix more thoroughly. Your gynecologist can take a sample (biopsy) for lab analysis during a colposcopy if they see any abnormal tissue.

Infertility evaluation

If you have trouble conceiving, blood tests can identify numerous problems that could affect your fertility, from nutrient deficiencies to hormonal imbalances.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

If you have STD symptoms, laboratory services can determine the cause and ensure you get the correct treatment. It’s also wise to undergo regular screening for STDs if you’re sexually active, as some infections cause no symptoms.

Are laboratory services used during pregnancy?

Laboratory services play a significant role in obstetrics services at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc., from confirming pregnancy to detecting disorders affecting your baby’s health. Your prenatal care will likely include some or all of the following lab tests:

  • Complete blood count
  • Blood group and antibody screening
  • Rubella antibody status
  • Syphilis infection
  • Hepatitis B infection
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Varicella infection
  • Chlamydia infection
  • Vitamin D infection
  • Gestational diabetes screening
  • Preeclampsia screening
  • Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection

You might also choose to have screening tests for chromosomal abnormalities and neural tube defects.

Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. to learn more about the laboratory services available, or book an appointment online today.