Glucose, 2 Hour Postprandial
The 2 hour Postprandial Glucose test may be used to screen for Diabetes mellitus. This test measures blood sugar levels 2 hours after a normal meal. Typically, the body produces insulin to help transport sugar which a person takes in when they eat.
This test is used to determine anemia by calculating indices. Anemia is caused by the shortage of iron in the body. The hematocrit measures the volume of red blood cells, is based on whole blood and therefore dependent on plasma volume.
Also Known As: HCT, PCV (Packed Cell Volume)
This test is used to determine anemia by calculating indices. Anemia is caused by the shortage of iron in the body. Hemoglobin (Hb) is the protein contained in red blood cells that is responsible for delivery of oxygen to the tissues. It is based on whole blood and therefore dependent on plasma volume.
Also Known As: Hb, HgB
Hemoglobin A1C with eAG
To assist with control of blood glucose levels, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for patients with stable glycemia, and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control. This test also includes measurement of estimated average glucose (eAG), which indicates a person's average daily blood sugar level.
Also Known As: A1C
Hemoglobin electrophoresis is a test that measures different concentrations of the types of normal and abnormal hemoglobin.
Also Known As: Thalassemia, Sickle Cell
Used to determine the presence of sickling hemoglobins. (e.g. hemoglobin-s, hemoglobin c-Harlem). It is important to detect Hb-S in order to determine which individuals are at risk of crisis when exposed to prolonged anoxia that may occur during surgery, athletic programs or high altitude conditions.
Also Known As: Sickle Cell Test, Hgb Solubility
This test helps to determine if there is a deficiency, as in anaemia, or if there is an overload, such as iron poisoning.
Also Known As: Fe
Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity
This test, in combination with a serum iron test, is used to determine patients who have either iron deficiency or iron overload.
Also Known As: TIBC, transferrin saturation, Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity (UIBC)
Partial Thromboplastin Time, Activated
This test is used in the evaluation of people who have unexplained bleeding or inappropriate clot formation, as well as to monitor the levels of blood thinner medication.
Also Known As: PTT, aPTT
Porphobilinogen PBG Test, Random Urine
This test measures the porphyrin in the urine to make a diagnosis of porphyria, a group of disorders categorized by enzyme deficiencies in the heme synthesis pathway.
This test measures the porphyrins in the feces to make a diagnosis of porphyria, a group of disorders categorized by enzyme deficiencies in the heme synthesis pathway.
Also Known As: Coproporphyrin, Uroporphyrin
This test is used in the evaluation of people who have unexplained bleeding or inappropriate clot formation, as well as to monitor the levels of warfarin in order to determine warfarin toxicity.
Also Known As: PT INR
This test checks for reticulocyte percentage in blood. A high reticulocyte percentage can be due to things like anaemia and a low reticulocyte percentage can be due to bone marrow disorders or kidney disease.
Also Known As: Retic