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Why Get Tested


Why get TESTED?

Lab testing and diagnosis for early detection and treatment make a big difference in the ability to successfully manage your health and wellness. Your family history, lifestyle, and chronic conditions are several reasons to get tested.

Statistics reveal that Hispanics are exposed to higher risks for certain diseases as result of conditions where they live, work, and play. With more than 10 minnion Hispanics living in the state of Texas1, the overall health of our community is at risk.


Cancer

Cancer is the leading
cause of death
in
Hispanics in the US2

Cancer accounts
for more than
1 in 5 deaths in Hispanics
in the US2

Hispanics are less
likely to be diagnosed

with cancer at an
early stage.2


Cardiovascular Disease

Hispanics have a higher chance of developing risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease, including:3


Diabetes

Texas has a higher rate of
diabetes
than the general
US population.4

More than 2.5 million adult Texans
have been diagnosed with diabetes.4

Hispanics in Texas have a higher risk of developing diabetes than the general population in the state.4


COVID-19

Adults with cancer, heart condition, obesity and type 2 diabetes are at
an increased risk
of severe illness from COVID-19.5


High blood pressure and obesity are both risk factors that can lead
to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

1 in 4 Hispanics in Texas have
high blood pressure.6

Hispanics in the U.S. are 1.2
times more likely to be obese
than non-Hispanic whites.7


Know Your Numbers

Many of these heath conditions can go undetected, Knowing more about your health starts with testing. Schedule your test today and take control of your health. Good health, Es Tu Poder.

High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, kidney disease, and other conditions.

High colesterol may put you at risk for heart disease or stroke.

Consistently high blood glucose/sugar is typically seen in individuals at increased risk for diabetes and those with diabetes.

ABMI of 25 or above is linked to an increased risk for health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

If your number fall below the heathy ranges listed above you may also be at risk for certain health conditions.
Contact your doctor if you do not  fall within the healthy ranges.




Quest makes lab testing easy and convenient. Read more about how simple it is to take control of your health.

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COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Hispanic community. Learn about your testing options and how you can keep yourself and your family safe.

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Join the Es Tu Poder movement for better health. View the video and learn more about the movement happening across Texas.

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