There are many ways to monitor and maintain your health. Our direct primary care plans with deeply discounted labs offer an inside look at how your body is functioning so that your primary care provider can assess your overall health and wellness. Do you wish to prevent various diseases, infections, and manage chronic conditions? If so, you’ll benefit from our discounted lab testing at The Angel Plan in Red Oak, TX.
Who Should Consider a Health Plan With Deeply Discounted Labs?
Depending on your age, health history, and vital signs, your primary care provider may order appropriate lab tests or health screenings to detect possible underlying health problems. For this reason, we offer deeply discounted labs in our membership plans. Without the high cost, you can get the necessary bloodwork and health screenings that will ensure your optimal health.
By taking advantage of our discounted labs, you’ll be able to discover and detect various conditions in their early stages, sometimes even before you experience any symptoms. We have bundled the most common tests for routine bloodwork so that you can get them for the best value.
You Want To Be Confident That Your Lab Numbers Are Within Normal Range
Those with chronic conditions or at risk of serious diseases will benefit from a grouping of individual lab tests. Our basic lab panels are ideal for addressing specific areas of concern, such as kidney function, cholesterol levels, heart health, diabetes, and more.
Here’s what you can expect from our basic lab panels:
Complete Blood Count
The complete blood count test, or CBC, is the most common type of blood work requested for health screenings. This test determines the numbers and types of cells present in the blood. Primary care providers can use this test to assess overall health, evaluate symptoms, diagnose conditions, and screen for specific disorders and diseases.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
This blood test provides information about blood sugar levels, kidney and liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance. A comprehensive metabolic panel blood test can help monitor an existing medical condition, such as high blood pressure, or identify and diagnose another disease, such as diabetes.
A lipid panel measures the amount of cholesterol in the blood. This test is helpful for those who are at risk of developing blocked arteries due to the buildup of fatty deposits. Direct primary care providers may order this blood test to detect coronary artery disease in the early stages.
Do you manifest symptoms of a thyroid disorder? We can help you check your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels. Medication can treat most thyroid conditions and can bring your TSH levels back to a normal range.
To check for diabetes or prediabetes, your primary care provider may order an HbA1c that reveals information about your average blood sugar levels over the past 2 to 3 months. An HbA1c is recommended if you are overweight, over 45, and at risk for diabetes.
You Are Sexually Active
Our deeply discounted labs also include testing for sexually transmitted diseases. If you are sexually active and want to maintain peace of mind knowing that you are safe from infectious diseases, you’ll benefit from our health plans. Additionally, we offer urine pregnancy tests (UPT) for women who may be pregnant.
We test for the following conditions in our STD labs:
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect the cervix, urethra, throat, and rectum. Without urgent treatment, this condition can cause serious and permanent damage to an individual’s reproductive system.
Gonorrhea is a treatable infection that can cause greater urgency of urination, swelling or redness at the genitalia, and persistent pain. Gonorrhea does not go away on its own, but antibiotic medication can easily treat it.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV infections are incurable diseases caused by direct contact with infected bodily fluids. The HIV virus attacks the immune system and can cause fever, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, and more. When detected early, an HIV infection can be managed with various medications and therapies.
Herpes I & II
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus and can manifest as cold sores. There is no cure for this sexually transmitted disease, but antiviral medications can shorten outbreaks, prevent them, or reduce the likelihood of transmission.
When early detection and diagnosis, syphilis is easy to treat. This bacterial infection often causes painless sores, body rashes, mild fevers, and fatigue.
You Experience Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune diseases can be challenging to diagnose, but your direct primary care provider can order lab tests to identify them. Do you have symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea, and headaches that can’t be attributed to an existing condition? We offer the following discounted blood tests that can be used to determine whether you’re suffering from an autoimmune disease.
Antinuclear Antibody Test
A positive antinuclear antibody test (ANA) can tell whether your immune system attacks healthy normal tissues. This test is useful for identifying autoimmune reactions. Several conditions can cause a positive ANA test, such as lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and polymyositis.
Rheumatoid Factor Test
A rheumatoid factor (RF) test measures the number of proteins (rheumatoid factor) produced by your immune system, which can damage or attack healthy tissues in your body. High RF levels in the blood can lead to a diagnosis of an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
A blood test can also reveal information about inflammatory activity in your body. A SED rate (sedimentation rate) test is useful for diagnosing serious illnesses such as autoimmune diseases, cancers, chronic kidney disease, and infections.
Rapid Plasma Reagin Test
Your primary care provider can also screen for syphilis by requesting an RPR (rapid plasma reagin) test. This test measures specific antibodies in your blood. Nevertheless, an RPR test does not only measure antibodies for syphilis. Your direct primary care provider will order more tests to confirm whether you have syphilis or another condition.
You Work in Healthcare, Laboratories, or in Contact With Animals
Our health plans also include deeply discounted labs for infectious diseases. If you have a high risk of infection by working in specific occupations, you can benefit from routine screening that identifies infectious agents. Potential exposures to allergens, infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans, and experimental agents will require testing.
We have bundled lab tests for infectious diseases such as:
- Hepatitis B & C
- Lyme’s Disease
Additionally, we offer strep tests for throat and tonsil infections, as well as seasonal infections such as influenza or the flu.
You’re Experiencing a Shift in Hormone Levels
Aging, puberty, and menopause can cause significant shifts in hormone levels. Do you have unwanted symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, or weight gain? You can benefit from our discounted labs for hormone testing. We offer the following bundled hormone lab tests for women:
- CMP TSH (comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid-stimulating hormone)
- HbA1C (blood sugar)
- Estradiol (estrogen hormones)
- FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)
- LH (luteinizing hormone)
Men who are under 40 and experiencing unusual symptoms, such as weight loss, hair loss, or acne may need to have their hormone levels checked, too. A simple blood test can help diagnose underlying conditions or health issues that affect hormone production. We offer the following tests as a discounted lab bundle for men:
- CMP HbA1C (comprehensive metabolic panel, blood sugar)
- Total Testosterone
- Free Testosterone
- Estradiol (estrogen hormones)
- PSA TSH (prostate-specific antigen test, thyroid-stimulating hormone)
You Want To Monitor Your Cardiovascular Health
An electrocardiogram (EKG test) can detect abnormal heart rhythms by recording electrical signals in your heart. This test, especially when performed with a stress test that measures blood pressure, is beneficial for those who want to monitor their heart health and are at risk for developing heart problems.
Additionally, we offer echocardiogram tests (cardiac ultrasound) that can give you a clearer picture of your heart’s health. These tests help your primary care provider identify potential problems with your heart’s valves and chambers. An echocardiogram also reveals how effectively your heart pumps blood.
Get Better Insight Into Your Health With Direct Primary Care
Lab tests are essential tools that can give insight into your overall health. By getting the right tests, you can detect many illnesses early on and prevent them from progressing. Are you interested in an affordable health plan that offers deeply discounted labs? Visit The Angel Plan in Red Oak, TX to learn more about our direct primary care membership plans. We believe in helping you manage and maintain your health without the high cost.