What are the Laboratory Services?
Many different tests exist to detect and measure almost any type of chemical component in blood or urine. Components may include blood glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, hormones, lipids (fats), other metabolic substances, and proteins.
What Are the Different Types of Laboratory Tests
- Antinuclear antibody
- Blood chemistry study
- Blood lipid profile
- BNP testing
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- C-reactive protein (CRP)
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
Urinalysis is a laboratory examination of urine for various cells and chemicals, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, infection, or excessive protein.
Tumor markers are substances either released by cancer cells into the blood or urine or substances created by the body in response to cancer cells.
Questions to Ask & Reason for Lab Tests
Reasons for Ordering a Laboratory Test
There are 4 major legitimate reasons for ordering a laboratory test:
- Diagnosis (to rule in or rule out a diagnosis).
- Monitoring (eg, the effect of drug therapy).
- Screening (eg, for congenital hypothyroidism via neonatal thyroxine testing).
- Research (to understand the pathophysiology of a particular disease process).
Questions to Ask Before Ordering a Laboratory Test
An understanding of which laboratory tests are appropriate to order in the diagnosis and follow up of a patient’s medical condition should include prior consideration of the answers to the following questions:
Why is the test being ordered?
What are the consequences of not ordering the test?
How good is the test in discriminating between health versus disease?
How are the test results interpreted?
How will the test results influence patient management and outcome?
Why Esha Kidney Care?
Esha Kidney Care is committed to elevating the health and quality of life patients suffering from kidney diseases. Our mission is to provide kidney disease patients with personalized care, quality dialysis treatment and patient education. We’re committed to ensuring that each patient is confident in their therapy choice and kidney dialysis treatments.
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Hospital: +92 051 4570501
Phone: +92 051 4570505
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