The Pastoral Medical Association has made special arrangements to allow our office to give you access to a wide variety of laboratory tests at deeply discounted prices, right in your own hometown. These are the same tests ordered by physicians and other healthcare providers.
One of the best ways to prevent disease is to make sure you and your family members have comprehensive laboratory profiles completed annually. Getting tested puts your health in your hands.
Prevention and early detection of problems are a vital part of every person’s your health maintenance program! Importantly, a simple blood test could help save your life.
Comprehensive laboratory testing is also a valuable tool in determining the root cause of symptoms of chronic illness and regaining your health.
What Testing Involves
When you have your blood tested, medical laboratory scientists and trained technicians perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological tests, requiring significant analytical and independent judgment. They then analyze your test results and report them in writing. In recent years, there has been a marked growth in genetic and genomic testing that identifies the unique genetic profile of individuals and their chronic health conditions.
Today, more than 7 billion clinical lab tests are performed in the U.S. each year, providing valuable data for a relatively small cost.
How Test Results Are Used
Conventional medical physicians use a variety of laboratory tests, as well as genetic profiles, to confirm their diagnosis of disease and make treatment decisions, including what pharmaceutical drugs they may choose to prescribe to their patients.
In contrast, because our healthcare practice is not concerned with diagnosing or treating or curing specific illness or disease, we will look at your test results together to identify areas in which your body may have nutritional deficiencies and/or not be functioning at optimal level.
Our goal is to discover what is causing you to feel poorly and to restore balance through completely natural means to promote the ability of your body to resist disease and to repair and heal on its own.
How to Order Tests
You can now order tests directly or we will assist you in selecting the right tests and evaluating test results from the perspective of correcting imbalances and/or improving function. Of course, to assure you get the most benefit from your test results, we recommend that all of our clients seek professional consultation.