Laboratory Screening

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Laboratory Screening

Complete blood count (CBC) provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC helps your physician evaluate symptoms and diagnose conditions such as anemia, infection, blood disorders and blood cancers.

Lipid Profile determines the patients’ level of high density lipoproteins, low density lipoproteins, triglycerides, and specific cholesterol ratios in order to manage the possible health risks brought on by high cholesterol levels.

Metabolic Panel is a panel that gives your doctor important information about the current status of your kidneys and liver, as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins. Abnormal results, and especially combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.

Electrolyte Profile is the evaluation of the relative concentrations serum sodium, potassium, and chloride to evaluate overall organ function.

Urinalysis is a physical and/or chemical examination of the urine. It consist of a battery of chemical and microscopic tests to screen for urinary tract infections, renal disease, and diseases of other organs that result in the appearance of abnormal metabolites in the urine.

Fecal Occult Blood screening is performed on stool samples to detect the presence of “occult” blood that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Based on the observation that slow bleeding from colon polyps or cancers can lead to chronic blood loss, this test is effective in the early detection of colon cancer.

Liver Function test: By assessing your Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) and your Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST). Any form of hepatic cell damage can result in an elevation in the ALT and AST. The ALT is the most sensitive marker for liver cell damage, while the ratio of the two test helps the physician diagnose the etiology of the hepatic illness.

Kidney Function Test: Your BUN and Creatinine will be measured to assess baseline renal function. If there is an abnormality, creatinine clearance will be measured through a 24-hour specialized renal test.

Thyroid Function Test ( TSH ): A blood test that measures the levels of thyroid hormones in a patient’s blood stream. A thyroid test is the first step in diagnosing thyroid disease. An abnormal thyroid test will be followed by other tests to determine the exact nature of the problem.

Prostate-Specific Antigen ( PSA ) This protein is produced by certain cells in the prostate gland. Elevated levels of PSA in the blood may indicate the presence of prostate cancer.