Different areas covered under Pathology are Hematology, Serology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology, Histopathology & Cytology.
Directory of Tests & Profiles
- AFB (Acid Fast Bacilli) Smear Test
AFB smear test is done if you have symptoms, such as a chronic cough, weight loss, fever, chills, and weakness that may be due to tuberculosis.
AFP is a protein produced by fetal tissue (especially the liver) and by tumors. Increased amounts of AFP are found in the vast majority of patients with a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma. They are also found in some patients with cancer of the testes and ovaries.
- Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
Alkaline phosphatase is principally measured to evaluate diseases of liver or bone. ALP levels vary with age and pregnancy. ALP is elevated in growing children, decrease to an adult level, and then increase slightly in older people. During pregnancy ALP values elevate to two times normal level, rise to three times the normal level during labor and return to normal in three to four weeks.
Allergy is an abnormal reaction of our body towards certain external substances. Allergy can occur in us due to hereditary factors or our individual body constitution (genetic make-up). Allergies can be fatal if not detected in time. A severe life threatening form of allergy known as anaphylaxis occurs in certain cases of allergy.
At Suburban Diagnostics we provide a comprehensive Allergy testing panel of 80 allergens which include Food, Respiratory and Pediatric.
Amylase is present in a number of organs and tissues, the greatest concentration being in the pancreas. In acute pancreatitis, amylase increases 5-6 hours after the onset of symptoms and remains elevated for 2-5 days.
- Reticulocyte Count
- Iron Studies
- Hb Electrophoresis
- Vit B12
- Stool Routine
- Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
This test is used to help diagnose systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE) and drug-induced lupus, but may also be positive in a number of other diseases.
Apolipoproteins helps in the detection of premature coronary artery disease (CAD). Just like oil and water, cholesterol, which is fatty, and blood, which is watery, does not mix. In order to be able to travel in the bloodstream, the cholesterol made in the liver is combined with protein, making a lipoprotein. This lipoprotein then carries the cholesterol through the bloodstream. Thus, these tests help you diagnose susceptibility to various cardiac risks.
- Alkaline Phosphatase
- Uric Acid
Ascitic/Peritoneal fluid is a liquid that acts as a lubricant in the abdominal cavity. It is found in small quantities between the layers of the peritoneum. A variety of conditions and diseases can cause inflammation of the peritoneum (peritonitis) and/or excessive accumulation of peritoneal fluid (peritoneal effusion or ascites).
- ASO (Anti Streptolysin 'O') Test
The ASO test is primarily ordered to help determine whether a patient has had a recent streptococcal infection. In cases where they do not cause identifiable symptoms and/or go untreated, however, post-streptococcal sequelae, namely rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis, can develop in some patients, especially young children. The test, therefore, is done if a patient presents with symptoms suggesting either of these conditions.