Lab Services Specialist

Forest Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Forest Hills, NY & Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY

Time is a valuable commodity, which is why Forest Urgent Care in Forest Hills, NY and Hunters Point, Long Island City has an on-site lab for bloodwork and urinalysis. Whether a test is needed during an urgent care visit or you need to have bloodwork done for a job, the professional team at Forest Urgent Care can help. Walk-in to learn more and get your lab tests, or schedule an appointment online or by phone.

Lab Services Q & A

What are common lab tests?

Forest Urgent Care was created to serve as a convenient urgent health care facility to the community of Forest Hills, Long Island City, and the surrounding areas, which included an on-site lab to provide several commonly needed lab tests.

Common lab tests performed at Forest Urgent Care include:

  • Alcohol Screening
  • Blood was drawn for complete blood count (CBC) or comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)
  • Drug Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Bacteria vaginosis
  • Pregnancy test
  • Rapid HIV test
  • Fingerstick blood sugar test
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Syphilis test
  • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Yeast Infection

The on-site lab at Forest Urgent Care also provides a rapid test for the flu and strep throat, which means you don’t have to wait to get results and you can get treatment started right away.

What are a CBC and CMP?

The CBC and CMP are very common blood tests that may be recommended during your annual physical or if the team has concerns about anemia or the function of your liver or kidneys during an urgent care visit.

CBC

The CBC is a blood test used to check for infection, anemia, or leukemia, by measuring various components of your blood such as red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells.

CMP

The CMP gives the doctor at Forest Urgent Care insight into the status of your metabolism, and the health of your liver and kidneys, as well as testing for blood sugar, protein, and electrolyte levels.

The team at Forest Urgent Care draw your blood on-site and provide answers quickly.

What is a urinalysis?

A urinalysis test may be recommended to assess for a urinary tract infection or diabetes. It’s also part of your routine annual physical to help your doctor get a picture of your general health.

What if I need a TB test?

The TB test is a simple skin test that can determine if you’ve been exposed to the bacteria. For testing, a small amount of special fluid called tuberculin is injected under your skin on your forearm.

The test takes seconds to administer, but you need to return to the clinic within two to three days after the test to have your skin read. If you’ve tested positive for TB, the team at Forest Urgent Care will make recommendations for treatment.

For on-site lab work, walk-ins are welcome, or you can book an appointment online or by phone.