Ultrasounds and lab services
Novant Health Valaoras & Lewis OB/GYN offers a variety of ultrasound and lab services here in our offices so you can receive those services without making additional appointments or traveling to other offices.
We offer both diagnostic ultrasounds for gynecologic conditions and prenatal ultrasounds to check on the growth and development of your unborn child. Your provider, not another ultrasound technician, will perform your ultrasound. This gives you extra time with your doctor and gives your doctor a firsthand look at ultrasound results.
Ultrasounds work by bouncing sound waves off of structures in the body. Those waves create pictures that are transmitted to a computer screen.
Gynecologic ultrasounds are performed on an as-needed basis to examine structures within the body.
Prenatal ultrasounds are typically performed:
- Early in your pregnancy to confirm viability.
- Around week 12 IF you are getting a first-trimester genetic screening. This is an optional test.
- Between 18 and 22 weeks. This ultrasound can show your baby's major organ systems and body parts are measured to determine adequate growth. The placenta is examined and, if you want to know, the baby's sex can often be determined during this ultrasound.
Our in-office lab draws blood and collects urine specimens so you can get important testing done during your appointment. This can help your doctor quickly identify a problem and begin treatment if necessary.
Lab tests regularly drawn in our office include:
- Blood tests including tests for infections, anemia and STDs
- Pap tests
Click here to learn more about routine testing done during pregnancy.