After a vascular physician takes a detailed medical history and completes a physical exam, testing in a vascular laboratory is often the next step in diagnosing your vascular disease. Jobst Vascular Institute’s accredited vascular laboratory performs more than 30,000 studies each year.
These studies help your doctor understand what’s going on with your circulatory system. That body system includes the blood vessels outside of your heart, which carry blood to parts of your body like your brain, abdomen and extremities.
Who performs vascular lab tests?
Our highly dedicated, well-trained and credentialed vascular technologists and sonographers will do all that they can to make you feel comfortable during your visit to our vascular lab. We are very proud of our vascular testing accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. It’s one more way to show you how we ensure excellent, quality testing for you.
Also good to know: The tests in our labs are non-invasive. That means there’s no need to insert an instrument or device through your skin or into your body.
Once completed, all of our studies are reviewed by one of our board-certified vascular physicians.
Jobst Vascular Laboratory is also an education site for local vascular ultrasound training programs including: Owens Community College, Jackson College, Bowling Green State University and University of Findlay.
Call us today at 1-800-39-JOBST (56278) to schedule an appointment.
What kinds of vascular studies are offered?
Jobst Vascular Laboratory is a full-service laboratory that provides many different types of state-of-the-art diagnostic tests. But ultrasound is the most important tool in our lab and the one we use the most.
A duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to take pictures of your vessels and a Doppler to listen to blood flow through your arteries and veins. The exam is painless and easy for you. But it provides invaluable information for your physician.
Studies performed in our vascular lab include:
- Cerebrovascular studies of the blood flow to the brain: Carotid artery duplex, transcranial artery duplex (TCDi)
- Venous: DVT (deep venous thrombosis), CVI (chronic venous insufficiency), APG (air plethysmography)
- Arterial studies to determine the amount of blood flow in your arms and legs: ankle-brachial Index (ABI), pulse volume recording (PVR), segmental pressures, duplex scan graft surveillance
- Abdominal studies to check the blood flow in the arteries and veins in the abdominal cavity: ultrasound of the inferior vena cava, aorta, kidney and visceral arteries
Where are your labs located?
We have several vascular labs in convenient ProMedica locations across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.