In-Office Laboratory Services

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In-Office Laboratory Services services offered in Spokane, WA

You can make sure your child gets a fully accurate assessment at the pediatrician’s office with in-office laboratory services like hemoglobin testing, flu testing, and urinalysis. At Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane in Spokane, Washington, Jenn Kalisvaart, MD, FAAP, Kim Resleff, ARNP, and the team provide many helpful in-office laboratory services to improve your child’s quality of care. Call Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane to schedule a visit today.

In-Office Laboratory Services Q&A

What are in-office laboratory services?

In-office laboratory services are medical tests your child might need at some point to help diagnose or track a medical condition. Some laboratory services evaluate genetics, while others detect infections. No matter which lab services your child needs, you can get helpful information from their results. 

The in-office lab at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane makes it as simple as possible for your child to get quick results and receive appropriate treatment. Testing may involve any of these methods:


Blood tests

The team draws a small sample of your child’s blood by fingerstick to evaluate in the lab. They can test the blood sample for many different levels that offer insight into your child’s health. 


Fluid swabs

Fluid swabs collect mucus or other fluids from various parts of your child’s body, like their nose or a sore. 



Urinalysis involves collecting a urine sample from your child. The team then evaluates the sample in the lab for specific components.


Which in-office laboratory services does my child need?

Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane routinely uses a range of lab tests to provide top-tier care to kids and adolescents. A few common tests your child may need are:

  • Hemoglobin testing
  • Blood glucose testing
  • Flu tests
  • Strep tests
  • COVID-19 tests
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) tests
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Guaiac (stool test for blood)

These and other lab tests help detect pathogens and other substances the team cannot detect with a standard physical exam or even by observing a fluid sample with the naked eye. 

When does my child need in-office laboratory services?

Laboratory services are often necessary after the team evaluates your child’s health and wellness. They may recommend lab tests based on your child's symptoms or provide routine testing as part of your child’s wellness visits. 

After the lab tests take place, the team informs you of their results as soon as they’re available. Some tests offer immediate results, while others take a few days. The team uses the results of in-office laboratory testing to guide necessary treatments or track how well a treatment is already working. 

Call Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane for the in-office laboratory services your child needs today.