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Eastern Health's Laboratory Medicine Program is staffed by highly trained, dedicated professionals who collect samples and perform millions of specialized tests each year that help diagnose and treat disease.
We conduct tests on blood, body fluid and/or tissue samples using complex instruments and electronic equipment, and work as an essential part of your health care team.
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There are thousands of different tests that are performed in the areas of the medical laboratory. Some common procedures include tests:
on blood and body fluid to detect chemicals, hormones and/or drugs.
Common Test: Blood Glucose (blood sugar) to diagnose and monitor diabetes.
on blood, body fluid and/or tissue samples to detect bacteria, fungi, viruses, and/or parasites.
Common Test: Throat swab to detect strep throat.
to measure blood cells and to detect diseases/disorders of the blood.
Common Test: Hemoglobin Test to detect anemia.
blood typing and blood compatibility tests.
Common Test: Cross-matching for blood transfusions.
prepare samples of body tissue for tests to detect disease.
Common Test: Biopsy of a breast lump.
on cells taken from the body to detect cancer.
Common Test: Pap test to detect cervical cancer.
on chromosomes, DNA and RNA from cells of body fluids and tissues, to diagnose genetic diseases.
Common Test: Amniocentesis and other forms of pre-natal testing.
These are only a small sample of the many tests performed by Laboratory Medicine. Please visit other areas of the Laboratory Medicine section to learn more about our services.
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Updated Apr 7, 2017
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