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Full-Service Diagnostic Lab

Full-Service Diagnostic Lab Clinical laboratory test results are an integral part of patient care, having an onsite full-service laboratory guarantees that results are returned in a timely manner and since we control the entire process we can assure our physicians and patients that all our testing procedures comply with Federal Regulations and include the latest advancements.

For a clinical lab to be considered full-service it must offer diagnostic tests in at least 3 of the following areas:

Clinical Chemistry

Common tests include:

  • Electrolytes
  • Renal (Kidney Function Tests)
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Cardiac Markers
  • Minerals
  • Blood Disorders
  • Glucose
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Toxicological Screening

What are the Causes of Abdominal Pain?

There are many factors that could result in abdominal pain, most pain is caused by:


The most common hematology tests are:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Platelet Count
  • Prothrombin time (PT)
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)


Tests include:

  • Microbial Culture
  • Microscopy
  • Biochemical Tests
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction

Blood Banking

Several tests must be performed before blood or blood products can be transfused, these tests include but are not limited to:

  • ABO Group and Rh Type
  • Screening for Blood Group Antibodies
  • Serologic Tests for Human Retroviruses including, HIV
  • Serologic Tests for Viral Hepatitis including Hepatitis B and C
  • Serologic Tests for Additional Infectious Agents including, Syphilis, West Nile Virus, and Chagas Disease

Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic Pathology is the branch of medicine that studies the effects of disease on the structure of body organs, it is most commonly associated with surgical pathology, meaning it provides diagnostic tests of samples removed through a surgical procedure such as biopsies.


Cytopathology is the study of individual cells in disease, tissue samples extracted from a patient during a surgical procedure are examined under a microscope to isolate individual cells.

What Are the Most Common Tests Performed in a Full-Service Lab?

All Altus Emergency Centers employ certified medical technologists and lab technicians, and our facilities are equipped with advanced laboratory instrumentation, like our emergency centers, our full-service labs work 24/7/365.

Some of the most common lab tests performed in our centers include but are not limited to:

  • Cardiac Enzyme Testing
  • Complete Blood Counts
  • Kidney Function Testing
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Rapid Strep
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Flu or RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) Testing
  • Venous Blood Gas Testing
  • Mononucleosis Testing

Other areas of treatment

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