EKG, X-ray and Laboratory Services Onsite at Coastal Urgent Care of Houma
Providing comprehensive care is our goal. That’s why, when our providers need to know more about your medical condition, Coastal Urgent Care of Houma comes equipped with onsite vital diagnostic technology, such as digital X-rays and electrocardiogram (EKG). We also have an onsite lab for blood tests and urinalysis to save time when you need answers.
Digital X-rays for fast results and diagnostic accuracy.
Coastal Urgent Care of Houma uses digital X-ray technology, which uses less radiation, provides fast turnaround of images, and gives us the ability to manipulate images for more accurate readings. We follow the highest safety standards, with certified equipment and licensed radiology technologists to ensure an excellent image the first time and minimal exposure to radiation. We use digital X-ray to diagnose broken bones, certain lung conditions (e.g., pneumonia), and certain abdominal conditions.
EKG enables us to measure heart activity quickly and painlessly.
An EKG is a painless, routine test that measures the electrical impulses produced by the heart. Patients are asked to undress from the waist up and wear a patient gown. Lying down, the patient is then connected to 12 lead wires, which transmit the information from the heart to the EKG machine. You will be asked to lie quietly for a few minutes until the EKG machine captures the data and prints out a reading (“tracing”) of your heart’s electrical activity.
Onsite lab for accurate diagnoses with rapid turnaround.
In our onsite lab at Coastal Urgent Care of Houma, we conduct and process a variety of tests and lab work—strep test, flu test, blood glucose and more—to help our providers diagnose illnesses and monitor the effects of medications and other treatments. These are valuable tools that can identify the cause of your symptoms and ensure your medication is working as it should.