Lab Services

Clinical Pathology Services                      

  • Blood bank (blood typing and other tests to match donor blood for surgery or transfusions)
  • Chemistry (common tests include glucose, cholesterol, potassium and creatinine – can indicate diabetes, renal disease or heart disease)
  • Coagulation (studies evaluate the ability of the body to form a functional clot and monitors the effects of anticoagulants such as Coumadin and Heparin)
  • Hematology (study of the cellular components of the blood, including white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets)
  • Immunology (checking for antibodies to certain viruses and bacteria)
  • Microbiology (the study of bacteria and viruses in the body)
  • Toxicology (tests that examine blood, urine or hair for the presence of drugs)
  • Virology (study of viruses)

Anatomical Services

  • Cytology (study of the formation, structure and function of cells)
  • Histology (study of cells and tissues)
  • Surgical pathology (the examination of surgical specimens, including biopsies)
  • Autopsy (determination of the cause of death)

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