Urine testing and what it means to you
Urine Drug Testing (UDT) is a process that measures the presence and amounts of medications in your urine, and other substances that could interfere with your medications. These tests allow us to properly prescribe medications as part of your pain management treatment plan.
Our specially designed pharmacogenetic test panel provides your pain management physician with important information to help reduce suffering from pain. Testing allows our physicians to personalize your drug therapy by identifying your ability to metabolize drugs, which enhances drug effectiveness and reduces adverse drug reactions.
Clinical Lab Testing
Sunset Labs offers clinical lab tests to support your health and well-being. Clinical lab tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working. Specifically, clinical lab tests can help doctors:
- Evaluate how well organs—such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart—are working
- Diagnose diseases and conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, anemia, and coronary heart disease
- Check whether medicines you're taking are working
- Assess how well your blood is clotting
Clinical lab tests are very common. When you have routine checkups, your doctor may recommend clinical lab tests to assess your overall health status.
Many clinical lab tests don't require any special preparations. For some, you may need to fast (not eat any food) for 8 to 12 hours before the test. Your doctor will let you know how to prepare for blood tests.
Doctors can't diagnose many diseases and medical problems with blood tests alone. Your doctor may consider other factors to confirm a diagnosis. These factors can include your signs and symptoms, your medical history, your vital signs (blood pressure, breathing, pulse, and temperature), and results from other tests and procedures.