Specimen Collection
Special Procedures

Tolerance Tests
Tests performed to determine patient's response to certain substances. The patient follows instructions from the provider before reporting to the laboratory. At the laboratory the patient is given a specific drink and blood is collected at different intervals. The patient is expected to stay in the collection station for up to five hours depending on the test ordered.

Timed Urines (24 hour Urines)
The patient collects the urine voided for a period of 24 hours and stores it refrigerated in a container provided by the laboratory. Specific instructions will be provided at the time the container is picked up.

Timed Stools (24 hour Stools)
The feces are collected for a period of time and stored in a container. Special instructions will be provided by the laboratory.

Stool Collection
Stool testing may require the specimen to be placed into several kinds of containers depending on the test ordered. The laboratory will provide these different containers with specific instructions. The collection of these samples will be done in the comfort of the patient's home.

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Special Chemistry
Diabetes Monitoring
Thyroid Function Tests
Miscellaneous Testing

Our Mission


At Prima CARE, our focus is the patient. We are by your side and on your side wherever you need healthcare, whether in the office, the hospital, the nursing home, the Ambulatory Care Clinic or at home where we make housecalls to home-bound patients. Our goal is the delivery of evidence-based medical care of the highest quality. Prima CARE is committed to the doctor/patient relationship through humanism, communication, empathy, compassion and respect, all joined together by trust.