Lab Testing

Lab Testing

Lab Testing services offered in Ocala, FL

Traveling to another office for lab testing is inconvenient, time-consuming, and slows your treatment. That’s why Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates in Ocala, Florida, offers lab work on-site while you’re already in the office for a sick visit, preventive care, or routine physical. Beyond streamlining your experience, in-office lab testing ensures your provider gets the results as quickly as possible and can provide the care you need to feel better. Request an appointment online or call the Downtown or Ocala West office today to learn more about their on-site lab testing.

What are the benefits of on-site lab testing?

The Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates team takes every possible step to provide exceptional medical care. By offering in-office lab testing, they get your results quicker and spare you the hassle of traveling to another location for lab work.

Keeping lab testing on-site also means testing is performed by a team that knows and cares about you and your well-being. In-office testing is especially beneficial if you or your child have a fear of needles and need a higher level of support to get blood drawn in a comfortable, stress-free manner.

When would I need lab testing?

Lab testing using a blood, urine, or tissue sample is essential for diagnosing and monitoring health conditions. You may need lab work if your symptoms suggest or you’re at risk of developing any of the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • COVID-19
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections (including flu)

This list isn’t comprehensive because hundreds of possible lab tests are available to help your provider identify illness and disease.

What type of lab testing is available?

After completing a physical exam, your provider may run lab tests to identify the problem and develop a treatment plan. These are a few of the most common labs:

Complete blood count (CBC)

A CBC shows your overall health and many possible health concerns, including nutritional deficiencies, blood and immune system disorders, and infections.

Basic metabolic panel (BMP)

The BMP is a blood test that provides information about your blood sugar, metabolism, electrolytes (minerals essential for heart and muscle function), and kidney health.

Lipid panel

This lab test reveals the type and amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your bloodstream.

C-reactive protein

High blood levels of C-reactive protein signal inflammation in your body and show your risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

Hormone testing

Your provider may order a complete hormone panel or ask the lab to test for specific hormones.


Urine tests reveal signs of urinary tract infections, diabetes, and kidney and liver disease.

Saliva and nasal swabs

The lab techs use mucus swabs from your mouth, throat, and nose to perform a rapid strep, flu, or COVID-19 test.

Call the nearest Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates office or book online to schedule labs or learn more about lab testing.