Diagnostics and laboratory

At HCA Houston Healthcare, we believe medical lab testing should be convenient, quick and accessible. That is why our hospitals throughout Greater Houston offer a wide range of diagnostic laboratory services to help you and your primary care physician better understand your health.

When you visit one of our labs for a medical test, you can expect a compassionate staff dedicated to making your visit comfortable and easy. Whether your healthcare provider orders a blood test or a heart test, HCA Houston can help.

Medical lab services

HCA Houston’s diagnostic laboratories provide comprehensive lab services, including, but not limited to:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Biopsies
  • Bone density tests
  • DNA diagnostic lab tests
  • Breast diagnostics
  • Heart scans (coronary calcium scans)
  • Prenatal screenings

3D stereotactic biopsy

A 3D stereotactic biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure that gathers tissue samples from an abnormality, such as a breast abnormality, using X-ray imaging. This 3D imaging technology can target masses can result in greater precision during the biopsy.


In addition to traditional lab tests, we offer electrophysiology studies to diagnose electrical problems within the heart. Electrophysiology uses advanced technology, such as 3D mapping, to identify heart rhythm disorders like atrial fibrillation. The electrophysiology lab is also where our specialists perform device implantations for pacemakers and defibrillators.

Cardiac catheterization lab

HCA Houston’s cardiac catheterization labs allow our heart specialists to perform diagnostic heart tests, as well as interventional procedures for conditions, such as a heart attack.

Bone density tests

Bone density testing measures bone mass, and it is commonly used in preventive senior health. The lower your bone density, the higher your risk for fractures. Bone densitometry is helpful in diagnosing the extent of osteoporosis or determining the best preventive plan to reduce the risk of fractures.