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New York Laboratory Services

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NY Lab Testing

Injury and pain lab testing can include a variety of tests to assess the severity of a patient's injury or pain, as well as to help identify the cause of the pain.

 

This could include imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRI scans, or laboratory tests, such as blood tests or urine tests. In some cases, a physical exam may also be performed to check for signs of injury or pain. Additionally, a doctor may order an electrodiagnostic test, such as an electromyogram, to measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves.

 

Finally, a doctor may order psychological tests, such as questionnaires, to determine if psychological factors are contributing to a patient's pain.

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Conditions & Treatments

Blood Tests

These tests can measure levels of drugs or alcohol in the blood, which can be used to determine if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Imaging Tests

Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs can be used to detect any injuries that may have occurred in the accident.

Neurological Tests

Neurological tests can determine if there has been any damage to the nervous system due to the accident, which can help in diagnosing any neurological conditions related to the injury.

Stress Tests

Stress tests can be used to measure the amount of stress being put on the injured area. This can help in determining if there have been any

Urine Tests

rine tests can detect levels of drugs or alcohol in the system and are commonly used for drug testing in the workplace after an accident.

Muscle Tests

Muscle tests can determine if there has been any damage to muscles or ligaments in the accident, which can help in determining the extent of the injury.

Range of Motion Tests

Range of motion tests can measure the range of motion in the injured area, which can help determine the severity of the injury.

Lab Services & Testing FAQS 

  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?
    The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?
    Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?
    Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
  • How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?
    The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
  • Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?
    iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.
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