On-Site Laboratory Specialist

Internal Medicine & Cardiologists in Mesa, AZ

On-Site Laboratory services offered in Mesa. AZ

No matter what type of lab work you need, you shouldn't have to waste time traveling to another clinic where you're just a number. That's why Shantha Kumar, MD, and the team at Clear Choice Physicians manage an on-site laboratory for routine lab work and specialized testing, from pharmacogenetics to neurological and cognitive evaluations. To learn more about the l

On-Site Laboratory Q & A

What are the advantages of an on-site laboratory?

An on-site lab offers the benefit of convenience. You can get your labs done without traveling to another facility. And if you can't get to the office, Clear Choice Physicians also operates a mobile lab.

Another important advantage is personal attention. A team that knows you and cares about your well-being performs your labs.

And finally, the on-site lab is more than a place for blood work. Clear Choice Physicians offers a range of diagnostic services.


What are the available on-site laboratory services?

The on-site lab at Clear Choice Physicians offers services such as:

Blood draws

The team draws your blood for many tests, including:

  • Complete blood count
  • Serum glucose
  • Lipid panel
  • Metabolic panel
  • Thyroid screening
  • Kidney function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Cardiac enzyme testing

Many aspects of your health are identifiable through blood testing.


Urine testing

A urinalysis can screen for a range of health problems, from urinary tract infections (UTIs) and diabetes to kidney and liver disease. The Clear Choice Physicians team also performs a urinalysis as part of medication management, using your urine to determine levels of medications.

Pharmacogenetic testing

Pharmacogenetic testing evaluates your genes, obtaining information about how your body metabolizes and responds to medications. The results allow your provider to choose drugs that produce the best results and have the lowest risk of side effects.


A toxicology test checks for drugs and chemicals. This test usually uses a sample of your saliva or urine, but in some cases, may require a blood draw.


STD testing

Your provider tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) using a blood sample, urine test, or a swab taken from your cheek or visible sores.


What specialized on-site lab testing might I receive?

The team at Clear Choice Physicians also offers specialized testing, such as:

Cardiac screening

Clear Choice Physicians specializes in cardiac care, including risk assessments, evaluating blood pressure and blood levels of lipids and sugar, and testing such as:

  • Pacemaker and defibrillator surveillance
  • Echocardiogram
  • Venous and arterial Doppler
  • Stress testing
  • Nuclear stress testing

They also use ultrasound to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysms.


Neuro testing 

A neurological exam helps diagnose brain conditions and movement disorders like Parkinson's disease. The exam tests muscle tone, sensory skills, reflexes, balance, gait, and mental status.

Neuropsychological testing assesses your intelligence, executive function, attention, language, perception, mood, and emotions. The testing also evaluates memory and brain processing ability. By comparison, cognitive testing is a short evaluation that quickly tests your memory. 

Your provider screens for pre-dementia Alzheimer's disease (PAD), Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia using cognitive and neuropsychological testing.

If you have questions about lab testing, call Clear Choice Physicians or book an appointment online today.