Medical examinations at DocLine
Sometimes additional research is necessary to conclude the cause of your complaints. We call this diagnostic examination. Luckily, you do not always have to visit the hospital for these examinations. In the general practice of DocLine, the general practitioners conduct a couple of these examinations themselves. This way, the healthcare you need is always nearby.
For which examinations can you visit the GP’s of DocLine?
If it appears that the doctor needs more information to treat your health complaints, additional research can take place. Examples of examinations that you can visit DocLine for are blood tests, urine tests, pulmonary function tests, or teledermatology.
The examinations at DocLine differ per location.
DocLine Utrecht: blood test, urine test, pulmonary function test and teledermatology.
DocLine Arnhem: blood test, urine test, pulmonary function test, teledermatology, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, Doppler ultrasound and CRP radid test.
Your blood contains a lot of medical information that can help your doctor to conduct thorough research. To do a blood test, the GP will refer you to a blood-testing lab. The GP will research this blood sample to conclude a diagnosis.
If you have a possible bladder infection, you can conduct urine tests at DocLine. Our healthcare professionals give you instructions on how to do a urine test and when you can hand in your urine at the general practice. Do not forget to bring your ID and health insurance card.
Pulmonary function test
A pulmonary function test - also called spirometry - is used to examine the volume of your lungs with a breathing test. This way, the GP can research if you have asthma or some other narrowing in your lungs. Usually, the assistant practitioner conducts the test in the practice. But it can also take place in the hospital or laboratory.
Do you suffer from a skin disorder? With teledermatology, the doctor takes a picture of your skin problem. This picture will be sent to a dermatologist in the hospital via a secured connection. Once the dermatologist has analyzed your skin disorder, you will receive the results of the dermatological research from your doctor.
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
It could be necessary to measure your blood pressure for a longer time. With 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, your blood pressure is measured multiple times an hour in the evening and day. The monitoring gives a good impression of your blood pressure. To conduct the monitoring, you will receive a band with a blood pressure monitor from the GP.
A Doppler ultrasound (vascular examination) gives the general practitioner a good image of the blood flow in your veins and arteries in your arms or legs. The technique uses sound waves and blood pressure measurement to evaluate the blood flow through a blood vessel. This research takes approximately 15 minutes.
CRP rapid test
To research if there might be inflammation in your body, the doctor tests the CRP level (a protein) in the blood with a finger prick. Within a couple of minutes, you already know if this level is too high or not. This way, you quickly have more clarity.
Are the costs for additional medical examinations covered?
The costs for additional medical research at the doctor are not always covered. Some diagnostic examinations are deducted from your own risk. Did you not use the full amount of your own risk yet? Then you will pay your own risk for these examinations. For more information, you can contact your health insurance provider.
Book an appointment online at DocLine
At DocLine, you can manage your healthcare quickly and easily online. Book an appointment online at a moment that works for you, ask your question to a healthcare professional via chat, or view your lab results online in your medical file. At DocLine, GP care is fast, easy, and nearby.