Your DNA holds more answers than you might have thought. From telling you who your child's father is to helping you lose weight - finally! - DNA testing can make your life easier in more ways than you probably realize.
DNA Paternity Testing Dealing with questionable paternity can be an emotionally draining experience. Whether you are an alleged father, mother, child or grandparent, these emotions range from anger to frustration to confusion and even embarrassment. Right now, you want those feelings to go away, so you just want to know the answer – now. But … Read more
DNA Slim Weight Management Are you tired of trying everything to get fit, but nothing works? Have you ever thought about testing your DNA? Our Slim Weight Management Test will help you learn more about your Weight Loss Ability along with which foods, nutrients, and exercise is the best fit for your body. To produce … Read more
Health & Wellness Testing
Is it time for you to take control of your health and wellness? Come to IPE Screening to establish a health baseline so you can measure your success.
If you are uninsured, have high-deductible insurance, a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA), you’ll find our testing services fit into your budget.
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Learn more about our health and wellness tests by choosing from the options below.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) The complete blood count (CBC) is often used as a broad screening test to determine an individual’s general health status. A health practitioner typically evaluates and interprets results from the components of the CBC together. Depending on the purpose of the test, a number of additional or follow-up tests may be … Read more
Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEAS) The test for dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is ordered along with tests for testosterone and several other male hormones (androgens) to: Evaluate adrenal gland function Distinguish DHEAS-secreting conditions that are caused by the adrenal glands from those that originate in the testicles or rarely in the ovaries (ovarian tumors) Help diagnose tumors in … Read more
Estrogens (Estradiol) Estrogen tests are used to detect a deficiency or excess in a woman and to help diagnose a variety of conditions associated with this imbalance. They may also be used to help determine the timing of a woman’s ovulation and may be ordered to monitor the health status of the developing baby and … Read more
Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) The test for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a hormone associated with reproduction and the development of eggs in women and sperm in men, has several uses. Results of an FSH test are typically considered with results of other hormone tests, such as LH, estrogens, and/or testosterone. Call (417) 881-2522 to schedule a Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test … Read more
Lipid Profile The lipid profile is used as part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individual’s risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk. In general, healthy lipid levels help to maintain a healthy heart and lower the … Read more
Progesterone A progesterone test may be used: To help recognize and manage some causes of infertility. Since progesterone levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle, multiple (serial) measurements can be used for this purpose. To determine whether or not a woman has ovulated, when ovulation occurred, or to monitor the success of induced ovulation In early … Read more
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) The PSA test and digital rectal exam (DRE) may be used to screen both asymptomatic and symptomatic men for prostate cancer. PSA is a protein produced primarily by cells in the prostate and most of the PSA is released into semen, but small amounts of it are also released into the … Read more
Testosterone Testosterone testing is used to diagnose several conditions in men, women, girls, and boys. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men, produced mainly by the testicles, and is responsible for male physical characteristics. Although it is considered to be a “male” sex hormone, it is present in the blood of both males and … Read more
Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test is often the test of choice for evaluating thyroid function and/or symptoms of a thyroid disorder, including hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Whether high or low, an abnormal TSH indicates an excess or deficiency in the amount of thyroid hormone available to the body, but it does not indicate … Read more
Urine Analysis (UA) The urinalysis is a set of screening tests that can detect some common diseases. It may be used to screen for and/or help diagnose conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver problems, diabetes or other metabolic conditions, to name a few. Urinalysis results can have many interpretations. Abnormal findings are … Read more
Over half of all Americans will have a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some point in their lifetime, and it is estimated that there are approximately 19,000,000 new STD infections each year.
Age is not a barrier – from young adults to senior baby boomers, STDs are prevalent; however, they are treatable. Early detection and treatment can help.
Left untreated, infected individuals put others at risk and could suffer related health complications, including infertility, heart disease, brain damage, blindness and even death.
Symptom-Free Doesn’t Mean Disease Free. Knowing you need to get tested already creates an uncomfortable situation. Trust IPE Screening to provide discreet lab testing in a comfortable environment.
Chlamydia Chlamydia testing is used to screen for, diagnose, and verify successful treatment of infections caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the U.S. and can cause serious complications if not treated. Screening for, diagnosing, and treating chlamydia is very important to prevent … Read more
Gonorrhea Gonorrhea testing is used to screen for, diagnose, and verify successful treatment of infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. and can cause serious complications if not treated. Screening for, diagnosing, and treating gonorrhea is very important to prevent long-term complications and spread … Read more
Hepatitis A This test is used to help diagnose a liver infection due to the hepatitis A virus (HAV). There are several causes of hepatitis and the accompanying symptoms, so this test may be used to determine if the symptoms are due to hepatitis A. Results of hepatitis testing may indicate the following: HAV IgM … Read more
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B virus (HBV) tests may be used for a variety of reasons. Some of the tests detect antibodies produced in response to HBV infection; some detect antigens produced by the virus, and others detect viral DNA. The tests for hepatitis B may be ordered individually but are often ordered in some combination, … Read more
Hepatitis C Hepatitis C tests are used to screen for and diagnose a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, to guide therapy and/or to monitor the treatment of an HCV infection. An HCV antibody test is typically reported as “positive” or “negative.” Results of HCV viral load testing are reported as a number if the virus … Read more
HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) HIV antibody and HIV antigen (p24) testing is used to screen for and diagnose HIV infections. Early detection and treatment of HIV infection and immune system monitoring can greatly improve long-term health and survival. Also, if a person knows his or her HIV status, it may help change behaviors … Read more
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) or Syphilis tests are used to screen for and/or diagnose infection with Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis. Care must be taken when interpreting results from tests for syphilis. Call (417) 881-2522 to schedule a Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test in Springfield MO today!
“Toxicology” is an all-encompassing term related to the detection and effects of poisoning.
“Poisoning” may sound like a strong word when it comes to drug and alcohol use but when used illegally or in improper dosages, even legal substances can be toxic to a body.
Breath Alcohol (BA) Breath alcohol testing is performed when it is suspected that someone is intoxicated. Ethyl alcohol is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach into the … Read more
Hair Follicle Drug A Hair Follicle Drug Test will determine the presence or absence of drugs in a hair sample by taking a small sample of hair from several inconspicuous spots on the head. The 5-Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test provides quantifiable results across a 7 to 90-day standard testing time frame for the presence … Read more
Heavy Metals Heavy metals testing is used to screen for or to diagnose heavy metal poisoning in those who may have been acutely or chronically exposed to one or more heavy metals and to monitor excessive metal concentrations in those who work with various heavy metals. Such occupations include construction work, mining, radiator repair shops, … Read more
Nicotine – Cotinine Nicotine, or its primary metabolite cotinine, is most often tested to evaluate tobacco use. Long-term smoking of tobacco products can increase the risk of developing many diseases including lung cancer, COPD, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory infections. Long-term tobacco use can also exacerbate asthma and help promote blood clot formation. In pregnant … Read more
Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug This non-invasive drug test uses saliva as the testing specimen. It provides detection for recent use of Amphetamines/Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, and Marijuana. Oral fluid drug testing uses an oral fluid swab collection method. The donor can collect his or her own sample onsite in the presence of a disinterested third-party … Read more
Urine Drug A Urine Drug Test will determine the presence or absence of drugs in a urine sample collected at the time of the test. The 5-Panel Urine Drug Test provides quantifiable results across a 1 to 4-day standard testing time frame for all but Marijuana, which has a 1 to 28-day detection period. This … Read more