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Lab Testing

Lab Testing

About Lab Testing

Laboratory testing can provide vital insights into your health and well-being. At Honeycomb Medical Group’s four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and Holly Springs, Mississippi, the primary care providers offer several types of laboratory testing, including blood work, urinalysis, and cultures. Call the nearest office to schedule laboratory testing, or book your appointment online today.

Lab Testing Q & A

What is laboratory testing?

Laboratory testing analyzes blood, urine, or saliva samples to diagnose underlying medical conditions. These quick, painless, and noninvasive screens can identify chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances, or vitamin deficiencies that don’t present obvious symptoms.

Scheduling laboratory testing at Honeycomb Medical Group annually can alert you to potentially serious issues, protect your health, and provide peace of mind.

What are some examples of laboratory testing?

Honeycomb Medical Group offers various types of laboratory testing, including:

Complete blood count (CBC)

A CBC analyzes the number of solids in your blood, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. It’s a quick and accurate test for anemia, leukemia, and underlying infections.

Basic metabolic panel (BMP)

A BMP test measures specific substances in your blood, such as calcium, blood sugar, and blood urea nitrogen. The results of this test can alert your provider to underlying health problems, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and liver damage.

Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) 

This test measures your average blood sugar over the past few months. A result of 6.5% (or higher) on two different tests means you have diabetes. There’s no cure for diabetes, but healthy lifestyle changes and medication can help keep your blood sugar in check.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing

STD testing analyzes your blood or saliva or a vaginal or urethral swab for sexually transmitted viruses, bacteria, or parasites. You might benefit from STD testing if you’re sexually active with more than one partner, demonstrate symptoms of an infection, or are preparing to start a new relationship.


Urinalysis analyzes the content, concentration, and appearance of your urine. Your Honeycomb Medical Group provider might order a urinalysis to screen for kidney disease, diabetes, or a urinary tract infection.


During a culture test, your provider collects a swab of mucus or saliva from your nose or the back of your throat. They send the swab to a nearby lab that analyzes it to determine if you have a viral or bacterial infection.

When will I get the results of my laboratory test?

It takes several hours to several days to get your lab test results. Some tests take longer than others, depending on the screen and if there’s a backup at the lab. As soon as Honeycomb Medical Group receives your results, your provider calls and explains them.

If your results confirm you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, Honeycomb Medical Group offers chronic care management and can help prevent it from worsening.

Call the nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to request laboratory testing or book your visit online today.