- Available every day until 2 p.m.
- Saturdays until 11 a.m.
- Online appointment booking directly from our website
- Easy to access, with free parking available on site
- Courteous service in a pleasant environment
- No waiting for these services
- An accredited laboratory with rigorous quality control
- A full range of blood and urine tests
- Results in less than 24 hours for the vast majority of tests
- Very competitive prices
- Costs are paid by private insurance companies
- Rapid transmission of results to your doctor
- Possibility for patients to receive their own results by highly secure email
Blood tests are often used by the doctor, either for a routine health check, or to diagnose and monitor the progress of certain diseases.
Blood tests help us:
- To assess the functioning of the internal organs: liver, kidneys, thyroid gland, heart, etc.
- To diagnose certain diseases such as: anemia, diabetes, infections, etc.
- Find out if there are risk factors for certain conditions, such as cardiovascular risk factors
- To verify the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment
- Assess the quality of blood coagulation
In order to have accurate blood test results, you must fast 12 hours before the blood test. The night before the blood test, avoid consuming sugary or fatty foods and liquids, and avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, or drinking coffee. You can always drink water.
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We offer the vaccine against COVID-19 and against flu
Why do we need a COVID-19 vaccine? Perhaps the most common question about vaccination against infection caused by the novel coronavirus is. And the answer is quite simple: While preventative measures, like social distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing a mask, protect us to some extent from infection with COVID-19, they are not enough. Vaccination is the safest and fastest way to protect yourself. No virus has ever been eliminated by inducing natural immunity in a large percentage of the population. Only vaccination of the population induced by the vaccine can eliminate viruses, as has so far been demonstrated by eliminating the smallpox virus and two of the three different types of poliovirus.
Since the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic, scientists around the world have started working on the development of one or more vaccines against the new coronavirus, which will protect the population against the disease caused by this new virus. Vaccines to prevent infection with the novel coronavirus are probably the best hope for ending the pandemic and the global health crisis, which have had devastating effects on the health of the population, but also on social life and the economy.
COVID-19 vaccines can prevent infection with COVID-19 by triggering the body’s immune response once it encounters the virus, so it can recognize and fight it. Most COVID-19 vaccine research involves the generation of immune responses to some or all of the components of a protein (spike protein or S protein) that is unique to the virus that causes COVID-19. Thus, if a vaccinated person is subsequently exposed to infection with the novel coronavirus, the immune system recognizes the virus and, because it is already ready to attack the virus, protects against infection with COVID-19.
Those who have already contracted the influenza virus will remember it. Quickly, a huge flu is a potentially serious condition that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, but more often it causes absenteeism from work in connection with the flu or associated complications. The annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against the flu.
How the vaccine works
The flu vaccine causes antibodies to grow in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection by the viruses contained in the vaccine. The flu season begins in October and lasts until May, but specialists recommend vaccination before the flu season begins to give the body a chance to develop immunity to the virus. Usually, the flu shot should be done by the end of October, but even vaccination after that date is beneficial.
There are several types of vaccines available. One of the types (called trivalent) protects against three strains of the influenza virus. Another type of influenza vaccine (called a tetravalent) protects against four strains of the influenza virus.
Annual immunizations should be a major component of an employee’s schedule for the many benefits it offers, from reducing sickness absenteeism and the need for doctor visits to improving overall health. .
Here are the main benefits of getting the flu shot if you have a job:
- Prevents the flu. The flu shot prevents the flu and the many visits to the doctor, which causes absenteeism at work. For example, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during the 2016-2017 season, the flu vaccine prevented about 5.3 million flu-related illnesses, 2.6 million visits flue-related medical conditions and 85,000 flue-related hospitalizations. The flu shot has also been shown to reduce the risk of requiring a medical consultation by 40-60%.
- Reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with flu. CDC data also shows that between 2012 and 2015, flu vaccination in adults reduced the risk of presenting to the emergency room by 82%.
- Prevents complications in chronic diseases. Vaccination has been associated with fewer heart complications in employees with cardiovascular disease, especially those who have had a heart attack in the past year. At the same time, flu vaccination has been linked to a reduction in the number of hospitalizations for people with diabetes and chronic lung disease.
- Reduces the severity of illness if flu is triggered. A 2017 study shows that the flu vaccine reduced the number of emergency room visits, as well as the total length of hospital stay for patients with the flu.
Not the least ...
By getting vaccinated, you protect yourself, but also those around you, including your colleagues or people more vulnerable to the flu, such as infants, young children, the elderly or people with certain chronic diseases.
Children under six months of age can only be protected from the flu by avoiding contact with the virus, so it is recommended to vaccinate those who care for them or come into contact with the baby.
Reserve your place in our vaccination campaign now!
Contact one of the immunization specialists at 514 626-1661.