Can Test Results From an On-Site Lab Come Back Quicker?

By: Dr. William Fieldsmith


Waiting for test results can feel like an eternity, especially when you're anxious to know the state of your health. At Rockwall Rapid Care we understand your desire to get answers quickly. That's why our facility offers an on-site lab to expedite this vital part of your medical care. With faster results, you can begin treatment sooner and find peace of mind more quickly. Below, we will explore whether having an on-site lab can speed up the process of receiving your test results for common tests. If you need a diagnostic test, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment for our on-site laboratory services. 

Can on-site labs expedite results for tests? 

Absolutely! On-site labs are designed to offer rapid and reliable test results for various tests, including those measuring A1C levels, diagnosing strep throat, testing for protein in urine, and much more. By cutting out the time-consuming step of transporting samples to an external lab, you can often receive your results the same day you take the test. This is particularly beneficial for time-sensitive conditions, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment. The removal of transportation also reduces the chance of sample contamination or mishandling. 

How does an on-site lab compare to external labs for tests? 

When samples have to be sent to an external lab for analysis, additional steps are involved, such as transportation, queuing, and testing. These added stages can extend the waiting time for results, sometimes by several days. There could also be several tests in front of yours. On-site labs simplify this process and remove these logistical challenges, allowing for more immediate results. That means you can discuss the outcome and next steps with your healthcare provider sooner rather than later. 

What types of tests can an on-site lab perform? 

An on-site lab can test many things. Some of the tests we perform include:  

  • A1C levels for monitoring diabetes 
  • Diagnosing strep throat 
  • Detecting protein in urine 
  • Blood tests 
  • COVID-19 

Certain specialized tests may still need to be sent to external labs for more detailed analysis; however, our Rockwall, TX on-site lab provides a quicker turnaround for most common diagnostic needs. 

Do quicker results compromise the accuracy of tests? 

One might assume that faster results mean less accurate results. However, we want to reassure you that this is not the case. Our on-site lab is equipped with the latest technology and is managed by a team of experienced professionals. This ensures that you get highly accurate results promptly. You can trust that speed does not compromise the quality of your diagnosis. 

Get the answers you need faster 

Waiting for test results can be an emotionally taxing experience. We know when you’re waiting for the results of a test that every minute counts. That's why at Rockwall Rapid Care in Rockwall, TX, Dr. William Fieldsmith and his dedicated team strive to make your healthcare experience as efficient and stress-free as possible with our state-of-the-art on-site lab. Don't spend unnecessary time in limbo. Schedule your appointment today to use our rapid, reliable testing services.