Are you intimidated by doctor’s appointments where you may need to have diagnostic testing performed? Meridian Diagnostics debunks testing myths below⬇️

🔍 Myth: “Diagnostic tests are always uncomfortable and painful.”

✅ Fact: Most diagnostic tests are designed to be as non-invasive and painless as possible. While some procedures may cause minor discomfort, advancements in medical technology have significantly reduced pain and discomfort in diagnostic testing.

🔍 Myth: “You don’t need diagnostic tests if you feel healthy.”

✅ Fact: Regular diagnostic tests can be crucial for early detection of diseases, many of which don’t show symptoms until advanced stages. Early detection can lead to more effective treatment.

🔍 Myth: “Diagnostic tests always expose you to harmful radiation.”

✅ Fact: Not all diagnostic tests involve radiation. For those that do, such as X-rays, the amount of radiation exposure is typically very low and carefully controlled to minimize risk.

🔍 Myth: “Results from diagnostic tests are immediate.”

✅ Fact: While some tests provide quick results, others may take days or weeks. The time frame depends on the type of test and the analysis required. Meridian Diagnostics proudly boasts an average turnaround time of 24 hours for all UTI and Wound tests. Fungal results are typically reported within 36 hours of sample receipt. Our toxicology tests are resulted within 48 hours; allowing healthcare providers to effectively manage their patients with fast & accurate results!

🔍 Myth: “Diagnostic tests can diagnose everything.”

✅ Fact: While diagnostic tests are a critical tool, they are just one part of a comprehensive diagnostic process, which includes medical history, physical exams, and expert analysis.

💡 Stay informed and prioritize your health with Meridian Diagnostics by visiting! "Regular check-ups with healthcare provider and trusting in accurate diagnostics are keys to a healthier life that many of us tend to overlook. Physicians and diagnostic laboratory partnerships are crucial in managing healthcare, so learning more about the diagnostic testing laboratory your provider is using is just as significant as finding the right healthcare provider for you," says Rhyan Walcott, CEO of Meridian Diagnostics.

Always consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and information about diagnostic testing.