Community First Emergency Room
For your convenience and to ensure that we provide the most expedient service possible at Community First Emergency Room, we provide on-site laboratory services. We provide many different services because, at our emergency rooms, your health comes first!
On-Site Laboratory Features
Rapid Covid-19 PCR - same day results
Using a special nasal swab, a clinician is able to collect a sample of fluid or mucus from your nose. We can test your sample utilizing the BioFire® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel to obtain results quickly in comparison to other testing methods.
In as little as 45 minutes, we can tell you if your symptoms are caused by coronavirus or another respiratory issue. Learn more about our Rapid Covid PCR testing.
A blood test can reveal a wealth of information. From a blood sample taken from either a finger prick or extracted from a vein, we can analyze levels of potassium, sodium, urea, and glucose in the blood. Blood tests also measure cholesterol levels (HDL and LDL), platelet levels, blood clotting capabilities, hemoglobin levels, a white blood cell count, and red blood cell count. Overall health can be measured by analyzing the complete blood count.
Diagnostic testing in Deer Park and Pearland is done to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition in a patient. They can also be used to screen for certain conditions in people who are at increased risk for that condition, either due to genetics or lifestyle habits; to evaluate the effects of treatment, or to monitor the progression of a disease. There are a number of diagnostic tests available. Common ones include allergy testing, cancer tests, genetic testing, gynecological tests, lung and breathing tests and skin tests.
Since the ITC fire event, the fears of Benzene Levels from the fire affecting our community’s health have grown. Deer Park, Pasadena, LaPorte and Pearland issued Shelter In Place for extended periods of time. Community First ER has the facilities to access your healthcare related worries.
A culture is the propagation of microorganisms in a growth medium. It is used to detect and identify infectious processes in any tissue or body fluid. Blood cultures are done to detect an infection in the blood and to identify the cause. Infections of the bloodstream are commonly caused by bacteria, but can also be caused by yeasts, other fungi, or a virus.
Cardiac Enzyme Analysis
A cardiac enzyme test is performed to assess whether a patient is currently experiencing or has recently had a heart attack. It is often done if a patient comes to the ER with chest pains. It can also be used to check the functioning of the heart after bypass graft surgery or angioplasty.
Strep, Mono, and Influenza Tests
Strep throat, mononucleosis, and the flu are all potentially serious illnesses. The flu and mono are caused by viruses while strep is a bacterial infection. They present various symptoms that include fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, and headache. Strep and flu are usually tested using a swab taken from the mouth. Mono is tested using a blood sample.
- Blood Testing
- Diagnostic Testing
- Cardiac Enzyme Analysis
- Strep, Mono and Influenza Testing
The best radiology and imaging services in Deer Park and Pearland are provided at Community First Emergency Room and are used to diagnose and treat disease and injury. Our services include CT scans, digital x-rays, EKGs and ultrasounds. Our emergency room strives to provide a wide variety of services so that we can be prepared for an emergency you might be facing.
Radiology and Imaging
Radiology and Imaging Features
A computerized tomography (CT) scan takes a series of x-ray images from different angles around the body and combines them. Using computer processing, it creates cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues inside the body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than x-ray images do. They have a variety of uses, but are most commonly used to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from incidents such as car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can be used on nearly all parts of the body to diagnose disease or injury and to plan treatment, whether it is medical, surgical, or radiation.
Unlike traditional x-rays, which are taken on photographic film, digital x-rays are taken using digital x-ray sensors and a digital image capture device. This makes the process more time-efficient and improves the images by making them digital. They can then be transferred more easily and enhanced, if needed. An added advantage is that less radiation is used with digital x-rays.
An electrocardiogram records the electrical signals in the heart and is commonly used to detect heart problems. It can also be used to monitor the heart’s status in many situations. It is noninvasive and painless and produces fast results. Sensors (electrodes) are attached to the chest and sometimes the limbs in order to detect the electrical activity of the heart. The test usually takes only a few minutes.
Also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, an ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. These images can provide valuable information for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and conditions. In addition to monitoring a developing baby’s health, ultrasounds can be used to diagnose gallbladder disease, evaluate blood flow, examine a breast lump, detect genital and prostate problems, and assess joint inflammation.
If you have any questions for our staff about radiology and imaging in Pasadena, please feel free to give us a call. Let our experienced doctors and staff provide the emergency health care that you need!
- CT Scan
- Digital X-Rays