Emergency testing at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Emergency Diagnostic Tests

Emergency Tests

In an emergency, you want treatment—fast. But ER doctors need to figure out what the problem is before they can provide the care you need. They do this by ordering lab tests and advanced medical imaging tests, such as CT scans and PET scans. These tests, along with your medical history, explanation of symptoms, and a physical exam will help your ER doctor diagnose your condition.

Experienced Penn Highlands Providers

Our experienced Penn Highlands ER doctors rely on several lab tests and advanced medical imaging tests to diagnose various conditions. Blood tests are highly common and check for the following:

  • Infection
  • Anemia
  • Dehydration
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart problems

A blood test also may be conducted to check your blood type. This is done if there’s a chance you may require a transfusion because of a trauma or surgery.

Depending on your symptoms, your ER doctor may order an X-ray exam or ultrasound, or advanced medical imaging, such as an MRI, CT scan or PET scan. Imaging tests check for many different things, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Kidney stones and gallstones
  • Heart function
  • Intestinal blockages
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Appendicitis

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Allison, Andrew C. , DO, FACOEP, FACEP
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Blose, Michael, PA-C
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Emergency Medicine

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Penn Highlands Elk


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Blum, Joseph A., MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department- Elk


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Bobbett, Cameron, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Clearfield


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Borden, Ashley L., PA-C
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Bowden, David M. , DO, FACEP
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Cameron, Russell E., MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Cole, Justin, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Corby, Kaitlyn, PA-C
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Clearfield

Emergency Department- Elk


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Gates, Brian, DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - DuBois

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Jeffers, Tabatha L., DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - Clearfield


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Larkin, Stephen, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department- Elk


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Madsen, Erik A., MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Huntingdon


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McAndrew, Joseph E., MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - DuBois


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McClellan, April, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Mulcahy, Brendan A., DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Oelhaf, Robert, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department- Elk


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Quiterio, Shane J., MD, PhD, FACEP
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Huntingdon

Emergency Department- Tyrone


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Raziano, Joseph, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department- Elk


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Retzinger, Andrew, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville


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Richman, Melanie, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Clearfield


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Sheehan, Shaun M., DO, EMT-HP
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Shilala, Patrick F., DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - DuBois


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Smith, Gerald M., DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Snider, Gretchen L., MPA
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Sossong, Alex M., MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - DuBois


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Stern, Douglas D., DO
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Emergency Medicine

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Penn Highlands DuBois


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Weimer, Conda, PA-C
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Clearfield

Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Westafer, John, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department- Elk


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Wonderling, Julia, MD
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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Department - Brookville

Emergency Department - Clearfield

Emergency Department - DuBois

Emergency Department- Elk


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Insurance Coverage for Emergency Tests

Any lab or imaging tests that are provided to you during your care in one of our emergency rooms will be included in the cost of your ER visit. Medicare and most insurance plans cover the cost of these diagnostic tests if conducted during a visit for an emergency condition. You should always check with your insurance plan to understand what your plan covers, what they consider an emergency, and whether you have to pay anything for emergency visits.

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