At UrgiKids, located in Naperville, Illinois, we know that you sometimes need lab results and X-rays fast! That’s why our practice is equipped with an on-site lab that uses the latest technology. You’ll find skilled radiology technicians and pediatric nurses who are always available to carry out procedures such as: X-rays, blood testing, urine testing, RSV/flu testing, and strep testing.
How do X-rays help doctors diagnose my child’s injury or illness?
X-rays produce images that show dense tissue inside your body, which helps doctors diagnose and treat your child. An X-ray machine sends electromagnetic radiation through the body. Dense tissue, such as bones, absorb more energy than soft tissue, such as your skin. Using a traditional X-ray machine, doctors can identify broken bones and visualize foreign objects that a child has swallowed.
Are X-rays read by radiologists?
UrgiKids has specialized pediatric urgent care physicians and radiology technicians that can perform x-rays on-site. X-ray results are available within 30 min – 1 hour and can be used for diagnoses of pneumonia, broken bones, foreign bodies, etc. Parents can take a copy of their child’s X-rays, and we can forward results to a pediatrician or specialist.
What lab tests does UrgiKids offer with immediate results?
RSV Testing — Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes fever, runny nose, nasal congestion and often a wheezing cough. RSV can be diagnosed quickly in our on-site lab.
Flu Testing — A rapid flu test entails a simple nasopharyngeal cotton swab in your child’s nose. Results are usually available within 15 minutes.
Mono Testing — A Monospot test can confirm a diagnosis of mononucleosis within an hour.
Strep Testing — Untreated, a strep throat can lead to serious health complications, so early diagnosis and treatment are essential. At UrgiKids, our on-site lab offers rapid strep test results in about 15 minutes. If test results are positive, your child will be prescribed antibiotics right away.
Urinalysis — Urinary tract infections are extremely common among children, especially girls. But once diagnosed with a urinalysis, antibiotics are prescribed and are extremely effective.