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Diagnostic Testing Specialist

Crown Clinic PA

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine Clinic located in Charlotte, NC

When you’re experiencing medical issues, the best way to detect, diagnose, or monitor your specific illness is to perform a diagnostic test. Obinna Oriaku, MD, performs diagnostic tests to diagnose you with specific medical issues such as hypertension, diabetic neuropathy, or osteoporosis. At Crown Clinic PA in Charlotte, the Historic South End of North Carolina, you’ll leave knowing you were diagnosed correctly and given a treatment plan. For questions regarding specific tests, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Diagnostic Testing

What’s the purpose of a diagnostic test?

A diagnostic test can help your doctor make a proper diagnosis or exclude possible illnesses when finding out if you have a specific disease. Additionally, Dr. Oriaku can use a diagnostic test to determine your disease’s degree of development.

If you’re experiencing symptoms that interfere with your quality of life, it’s important to call Dr. Oriaku and schedule a consultation for a diagnostic exam.

What are common diagnostic tests Crown Clinic PA offers?

Crown Clinic PA makes it convenient to be tested for different diseases because they have in-house X-ray and ultrasound services as well as an on-site laboratory.

Common diagnostic exams include testing for osteoporosis, which estimates how much calcium and minerals are in your bones by using X-rays. The higher your calcium content, the stronger your bones are and the less likely they are to break.  

Risks factor attributed to osteoporosis include:

  • Being a man with several risk factors and over 50
  • Being a woman over 50
  • Back pain without a cause
  • Losing significant height
  • A drop in hormone levels

Another diagnostic exam Dr. Oriaku performs is a nerve conduction test, which measures your nerve function by stimulating a nerve using an electrical current to see how it reacts. In addition to testing for nerve damage, these exams are great for muscular conditions.

One of the main reasons people get this exam is because they’re feeling weakness and numbness in their extremities. This could be due to peripheral neuropathy, which affects your nerves sending information to and from your spinal cord and brain.

What’s the difference between a screening test and a diagnostic test?

The main difference between a diagnostic test and a screening test is that screening tests are offered to patients as a way of detecting early disease or disease precursors. A screening test can identify if you may have a specific disease. Depending on the results of your screening test, Dr. Oriaku decides whether or not to proceed with a diagnostic test.

For a one-stop shop tailored to conveniently meet all your medical diagnostic needs through in-house X-rays and an on-site laboratory, call Crown Clinic PA today or schedule your appointment online.