Laboratory Testing and Screening in Jacksonville, FL

Carithers Pediatrics offers many different onsite laboratory services to address the varying needs of pediatric patients in Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding areas. Our practice has the ability and resources to provide medical tests in-house. This allows our pediatricians to test, analyze and diagnose within a shorter time frame instead of having to send most test samples off for results. Our practice’s capacity for the in-house testing of multiple different body systems causes our pediatricians to be able to diagnose and begin treatment on medical conditions much sooner.

Our labs are moderate complexity certified laboratories. Carithers’ lab director is also certified. Our laboratory staff has the experience and knowledge necessary to perform various testing situations at a moderate complexity level. The clinical consultant laboratory staff at Carithers are also qualified to provide consultation and opinion on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patient care.

Lab Services

At Carithers, our laboratory services cover several different medical testing areas. Our laboratory services include:

  • Strep testing and cultures
  • Rapid mono testing
  • Complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • Rapid Flu test
  • Rapid RSV test
  • Rapid COVID test
  • Blood sugar level
  • Cholesterol screening (full lipid panel)
  • Anemia screening (hemoglobin)
  • PPD placement (used for tuberculosis screening)
  • Lead testing

Laboratory Testing and Screening

As a pediatric practice, we are concerned with the health and well-being of every child. Because of this, we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association’s recommendations for pediatric clinics. According to these recommendations, we screen for inherited cholesterol problems at age 10 and 17. Included in this screening is a full lipid panel that evaluates HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. This screening process helps inform and prevent further problems in the fight against childhood obesity.

These tests can provide many different answers about your child’s health. The need for laboratory testing services must be referred by a physician. After the testing is approved, the results can usually be determined in-house and then a diagnosis and treatment plan, if needed, can be established by one of our pediatricians. Diagnosis, answers and comprehensive treatment plans can be provided for your child in the following areas:

  • Certain viral syndromes
  • Diabetes
  • Mononucleosis
  • Urinary tract and kidney problems
  • Strep throat
  • Anemia, blood infections and leukemia
  • High-Cholesterol
  • Tuberculosis

Carithers provides multiple tests to provide quick and accurate answers for you and your child. By screening and receiving results sooner, our pediatricians can be proactive in the field of pediatric medical care. For more information about our laboratory services, contact us at one of our Jacksonville, FL locations.

Patient Feedback

“The best doctors offices (we have gone to both locations multiple times) in the world if you as me! I have never had a bad experience! Each appointment with any doctor we see in the group is great! I’m not sure how they pick their providers but they do an amazing job! We have been with them my 5 year old was born and always have great appointments! They love my babies and make them feel comfortable and relaxed as if they see them everyday! In today’s world everyone needs a doctors them.”

Errin W.

“been amazing with my son and great with me, I get nervous with doctors more so when it comes to my kid and they are great at calming my fears.”

Ryann A.

“I have went through a few different pediatricians with my daughter and Carithers by far has exceeded my expectations. Every concern has been quickly acknowledged. If I have any questions they are answered appropriately and they never make me feel silly for asking.”

Lacie V.

“I have been using Carithers for 5 years. I have always been happy with the office, nurses and
doctors. My last visit was flu shots for my 2 year old and 5 year old. The nurses exceeded my
expectations!! They were amazing with my boys. They took their time and calmed my boys
before giving the shots. They were so great!!The front office staff is always friendly, sweet and
accommodating. We always feel welcomed, which is important to me and my family. The office
is clean and the location is safe. ”

Brittany M.

“My toddler twins love the doctors and staff at both Carithers locations!!!”

Glenn F.

“I was looking for a better pediatrician for my 17-month-old and newborn. A friend referred me
to Carithers after raving about them. I have to say that they were worth the rave. I love how
professional and friendly everyone is. They have a very efficient system. The doctors do not rush
you and they make you feel like no question is the wrong question. The office and every room are
clean and tidy. I am so glad that I switched my children over to Carithers.”

Keisha M.

“Always a wonderful experience with the very personable doctors and nurses!!”

James M.

“Overall, our experience with Carithers has been very good. Both my husband and I were patients
at this practice as children and we are glad our children have the opportunity to receive the
same wonderful care that we did. We have seen a wide range of Dr. S at the practice and would
feel good about many being our children’s primary physician.”

Caroline B.

“I was a patient of Carithers Pediatrics in the 1970s, and my three kids will age-out of the practice
too! Terrific doctors, well-run practice. The doctors are experts and “present” – we aren’t
numbers …and holy cow do they listen. After I explained an ongoing medical problem to the
doctor, I heard her repeat the issue to another doctor – thoroughly and concisely … she had
absorbed it all. They always call back in a timely fashion, no insurance problems … we are 100%
thrilled with the medical care and office-care we receive. Thanks all!”

Nancy H.

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