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From continuous quality services to our comprehensive test menu, Sky Lab Diagnostic Center diagnostics offers the answers you need for an improved and simplified primary care experience.

We offer a wide range of test menus with specializations in the following fields:

Endocrinology is the study of hormones and endocrine glands and organs. Hormone-secreting glands and certain organs in your body make up your endocrine system.

A hormone is a chemical messenger that travels from one endocrine gland or organ in your body to another part of your body through your blood. Hormones help parts of your body communicate with other parts and have a large role in many key bodily functions, such as:

  • Metabolism (how your body transforms the food you eat into energy it can use)
  • Growth
  • Sexual function and reproduction
  • Sleep

Your body makes and releases over 50 different hormones. Some of those hormones include:

  • Adrenaline
  • Estrogen
  • Growth hormone
  • Insulin
  • Melatonin
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Testosterone

What does an endocrinologist treat?

An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat several different conditions that affect your endocrine system. This section will group several — but not all — conditions that endocrinologists treat into the following categories:

  • Diabetes and metabolic conditions
  • Endocrine cancers and tumors
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Sexual development, function, and reproduction conditions
  • Calcium and bone conditions

This test measures the amount of immunoglobulins in your blood. Immunoglobulins are also called antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that your immune system makes to fight germs, such as viruses and bacteria. When you’re exposed to germs, your body makes unique antibodies that are specifically designed to destroy only those germs.
An immunoglobulins test usually measures three main types of immunoglobulin (Ig) antibodies that do different jobs to protect your health:

  • IgM antibodies are the first immunoglobulins your body makes after you’re exposed to germs. They provide short-term protection while your body makes other antibodies. IgM antibodies are in your blood and lymph fluid (a watery fluid that carries the cells that fight infections and diseases to all parts of your body).
  • IgG antibodies are very important for fighting infections from bacteria and viruses. Most of the immunoglobulins in your blood are IgG. You also have some IgG antibodies in all your body fluids. Your body keeps a “blueprint” of all the IgG antibodies you have made. That way, if you’re exposed to the same germs again, your immune system can quickly make more antibodies.
  • IgA antibodies protect your respiratory tract (the organs you use to breathe) and your digestive system (the organs you use to eat and digest food) from infections. You have IgA antibodies in your blood, saliva, and gastric “juices.”

Mycobacteriology Services

  • Molecular and Growth Detection of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria (atypical mycobacterium)
    Isolate Identification
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (rapidly and slowly growing)
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Aerobic Actinomycetes
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Tuberculosis

Chemistry panels are groups of tests that are routinely ordered to determine a person’s general health status. They help evaluate, for example, the body’s electrolyte balance and/or the status of several major body organs. The tests are performed on a blood sample, usually drawn from a vein.

Some of the number and type of tests contained in specific panels, and the names of the panels, have been standardized nationally. Examples of common chemistry panels include:

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) – usually contains 8 tests, all of which are found in the CMP. It provides information about the current health of your kidneys and respiratory system as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and level of blood glucose.
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – usually includes 14 tests. It provides the same information as the BMP with the addition of the health of your liver and important blood proteins
  • Electrolyte Panel – helpful for detecting a problem with the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Lipid Panel – used to assess a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease
  • Liver Panel (also called Hepatic Function Panel) – used to screen for, detect, evaluate, and monitor acute and chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis), liver disease, and/or damage
  • Renal Panel (also called Kidney Function Panel) – contains tests such as albumin, creatinine, BUN, and eGFR to evaluate kidney function
  • Thyroid Function Panel – to help evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders

Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders.

What is the most common hematology test?

  • White blood cell count (WBC)
  • Red blood cell count (RBC)
  • Platelet count
  • Hematocrit red blood cell volume (HCT)
  • Hemoglobin concentration (HB). This is the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells.
  • Differential white blood count
  • Red blood cell indices (measurements)

Syphilis tests are used to screen for and diagnose syphilis. Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is a bacterial infection that spreads through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact with someone who has the infection. It can also pass from a pregnant person to their baby.

Syphilis usually develops in stages. Each stage has different signs and symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even years. In the beginning, the signs and symptoms may be mild. You may not notice them. So, you could have syphilis and not know it. You could pass the infection to someone else.

Syphilis is the easiest to cure in the early stages of infection. If it’s not treated and develops to a late stage, it can cause permanent damage to your health. Treatment can still help, but it will not reverse the damage. In rare cases, untreated syphilis can even cause death.

Syphilis tests can help diagnose the infection in the early stages when it’s easiest to cure. Finding and treating the infection early can also prevent the spread of syphilis to others.

A urinalysis is a test of your urine. It is often done to check for urinary tract infections, kidney problems, or diabetes. You may also have one during a checkup if you are admitted to the hospital, before you have surgery, or if you are pregnant. It can also monitor some medical conditions and treatments.
A urinalysis involves checking the urine for:

  • Its color
  • Its appearance (whether it is clear or cloudy)
  • Any odor
  • The pH level (acidity)
  • Whether there are substances that are not normally in urine, such as blood, too much protein, glucose, ketones, and bilirubin.
  • Whether there are cells, crystals, and casts (tube-shaped proteins)
  • Whether it contains bacteria or other germs

We provide a modern, rapid, and fully comprehensive clinically led diagnostic virology service. Clinical services include transplantation, HIV medicine, genito-urinary medicine, infectious diseases, hematology and oncology, renal dialysis, hepatology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, and occupational health.

The service is highly automated and has an extensive repertoire of serological- and molecular-based tests. It can identify a wide range of viral infections and monitor viral load levels in patients undergoing antiviral treatments for infections such as HIV 1 and 2, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and cytomegalovirus. We provide a multiplex viral respiratory molecular assay, and a multiplex viral gastroenterology molecular assay to assist in the management and control of infection in the clinical setting.

We also provide an antiviral drug resistance service for patients undergoing treatment for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and cytomegalovirus, serve as a national reference center for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection – testing neonatal blood from Guthrie cards – and carry out DNA testing for bacteria associated with sexual health.

Our testing services

Below is the short list of most frequently requested tests:

  • Anemia Profile
  • Blood Type & Rh Factor
  • Calcium Level Evaluation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Chickenpox Immunity Test
  • Chlamydia Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis
  • Colorectal Cancer At-Home Test
  • Complete Wellness Panel
  • Complete Hormone Panel
  • Diabetic Risk Assessment
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
  • Ferritin Blood Panel
  • H. Pylori Stool Antigen Test
  • General Wellness Panel
  • Inflammation (hs-CRP) Test
  • Kidney Function PanelPregnancy Test (hCG Quantitative)
  • Liver Function Panel
  • Measles Immunity Testing
  • MMR Immunity
  • Monkey Pox (MPV) MultiplexThyroid Hormone Panel
  • Respiratory Syndromic Testing
  • Vitamin Deficiency Panel
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing
  • Urine Toxicology Drug Testing
  • USCIS Immigration Panel
  • Women’s Wellness Blood Panel
  • Women’s Fertility Panel + qhCG

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