Different areas covered under Pathology are Hematology, Serology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology, Histopathology & Cytology. Mention the list of tests and profiles.
Directory of Tests & Profile
- Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
LDH is often used as a marker of tissue breakdown. As LDH is abundant in red blood cells it can function as a marker for hemolysis. It can also be used as a marker of myocardial infarction. Following a myocardial infarction, levels of LDH peak at 3-4 days and remain elevated for up to 10 days. In this way, elevated levels of LDH can be useful for determining if a patient has had a myocardial infarction if they come to doctors several days after an episode of chest pain.
Low-density lipoprotein is the major cholesterol carrier in the blood. If too much LDL cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can slowly build up in the walls of the arteries feeding the heart and brain. A high level of LDL cholesterol (160 mg/dL and above) reflects an increased risk of heart disease. If you have heart disease, your LDL cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dL. That's why LDL cholesterol is called "bad" cholesterol. Lower levels of LDL cholesterol reflect a lower risk of heart disease.
LH is often used in conjunction with other tests (FSH, testosterone, estradiol and progesterone) in the workup of infertility in both men and women. LH levels are also useful in the investigation of menstrual irregularities and to aid in the diagnosis of pituitary disorders or diseases involving the ovaries or testes.
Lipase is an enzyme necessary for the absorption and digestion of nutrients in the intestines. Lipase is primarily produced in the pancreas, thus helps to diagnose and monitor pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases. Lipase test is conducted when one has symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.
- Chol/HDL-chol Ratio
- LDL-chol/HDL-chol Ratio
High Lp(a) in blood is a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. Lp(a) is an independent risk factor not dependent on LDL.
Lithium concentration in the blood is determined in order to maintain a therapeutic level or to detect lithium toxicity.
- Bilirubin Total
- Bilirubin Direct
- Bilirubin Indirect
- Total Proteins
- A:G Ratio
- Alkaline Phosphatase