Receive a Blood Glucose Test at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
If you need a blood glucose test but don’t want to hassle with the inconveniences of an overbooked primary care center or diagnostic clinic, consider visiting UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk. Our state-of-the-art immediate care center offers a full range of clinical lab testing, including blood glucose tests that are promptly interpreted by an onsite UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physician as well as a UHealth pathologist to ensure an accurate reading.
Blood glucose tests measure the amount of glucose, a type of sugar that serves as the body’s main source of energy, in the blood. This test may be used to:
- Check for diabetes, prediabetes, or gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy)
- Keep tabs on diabetes treatment
- Assess blood sugar levels and check for hypoglycemia (abnormally low blood sugar)
Receiving a blood glucose test is simple. A practitioner on our team will tie an elastic band around your upper arm to help enlarge your veins, clean the injection site with alcohol, and gently place a tiny needle into a vein to collect blood into a small tube. Once a sufficient amount of blood has been collected, the blood sample will be assessed in our onsite clinical lab. When the results are ready, your UHealth physician will review them with you and, if necessary, can refer you to an endocrinology specialist in the expansive Jackson Health System network for further evaluation and treatment.
If a medical professional has recommended that you receive a blood glucose test, you can visit UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk. We offer clinical lab testing on a walk-in basis. For added convenience, we’re open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and we accept most major health insurance plans.