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About Diagnostics

Diagnostics empower medical experts to identify the most likely cause of pain and other symptoms. At AssociatesMD in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, the multidisciplinary team uses state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to make sure your treatment is working for you. Call AssociatesMD, schedule a visit online, or walk in for urgent care today. 

Diagnostics Q & A

What are diagnostics?

Diagnostic tests are procedures the team at AssociatesMD uses to evaluate some aspect of your health. Using advanced diagnostic services, the team can learn more about your blood chemistry, hormones, heart function, and a host of other diagnostic criteria. 

While the name implies that diagnostic tests are solely used for identifying various diseases and disorders, this isn’t entirely the case. The AssociatesMD team also uses them to evaluate changes in your health over time or in response to treatments. 

Furthermore, diagnostic tests offer insight into which treatments will work best for you. Sometimes, the team uses diagnostic test results to rule out possible underlying causes of symptoms as they investigate conditions that aren’t yet identified. 

Which tools are used in diagnostics?

The AssociatesMD office is fully equipped with the latest technologies in diagnostic testing. The team typically starts with a physical examination and a review of your symptoms and medical history before recommending applicable diagnostic tests. 

The next time you visit AssociatesMD for an evaluation or follow-up, the team might use one or more of these valuable diagnostic tools:

  • Ultrasounds
  • Echocardiogram
  • Carotid sonogram
  • Cardiac nuclear stress test
  • Treadmill stress test
  • 24-hour Holter monitors or event monitors
  • Pacemaker checking
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Allergy tests
  • Sleep studies for sleep apnea
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) for equilibrium 
  • X-rays

You might also undergo blood testing, urinalysis, or swab testing of some kind depending on your reasons for visiting AssociatesMD. 

When do I get the results of my diagnostic tests?

The time it takes to obtain results from a diagnostic test varies, with some results apparent right away and others unavailable for at least one day. In any case, you can rest assured the team at AssociatesMD will contact you with your results in a timely manner and explain them in detail. 

Depending on the test you get, most results are available within 24-48 hours of your testing time at AssociatesMD. The team might advise you to return for further testing based on your initial results. 

Call AssociatesMD or schedule an appointment online for diagnostic services today.