Diagnostic laboratory services in Austin and Central Texas
St. David's HealthCare offers patients access to quick and convenient medical lab testing to help you and your doctor better understand your health and determine treatment options. Specifically, our skilled technicians perform reliable diagnostic testing to provide insight about a variety of illnesses and diseases.
For more information about our diagnostic laboratory services, please call St. David's Help Center at (888) 868-2104.
Our medical diagnostic services
Our comprehensive lab services include:
- Blood tests
- Bone density scans, including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
- Breast diagnostics
- DNA diagnostic lab tests
- Heart scans (coronary calcium scans)
DEXA scans are the most accurate and comprehensive way to test bone density. These tests are used to diagnose osteoporosis and guide orthopedic care. Because osteoporosis is associated with reduced estrogen levels, DEXA scans are often completed at regular intervals to watch for rapid bone loss.
The results of these scans can also be used as a predictor of breast cancer. Your doctor may recommend regular DEXA scans if you are at high risk for breast cancer or have had issues with past mammograms.