Blood Testing To Check Patient’s Overall Health
Blood tests can be used in a number of ways, such as helping to diagnose a condition, assessing the health of certain organs or screening for some genetic conditions.
- Diagnose a Condition
- Check Patient’s Overall Health
- Assessing the Health of Organs
Typical routine blood tests include the complete blood count, also called CBC, to measure your red and white blood cell numbers as well as hemoglobin and other numbers. This test can uncover anemia, infection, and even cancer of the blood.
Another common blood test is the basic metabolic panel to check your heart, kidney and liver function by looking at your blood glucose, calcium, and electrolyte levels. And to check for heart disease risk, you may have a lipoprotein panel that measures levels of fats in your blood, like good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides.
Presumptive Drug Screening Using Enzyme Immunoassay
Toxicology testing, along with the patient accountability that it brings, is a highly important clinical tool for Healthcare Providers. It is necessary for Medication Monitoring, the compliant management of Pain Treatment, and adequately treating those with Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Disorders.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is a biochemical methodology that detects the presence of multiple drugs and/or drug metabolites. By utilizing cloned analyte-specific enzyme donors, EIA offers consistent reproducibility of results. The outcomes are therefore more accurate and dependable.
- Presence of Multiple Drugs
- Consistent Results
- Accurate and Dependable
EIA is used for qualitative detection of medications and illicit substances. The EIA methodology involves a specialized enzyme mixed with analyte-specific antibodies. If the analyte (drug) is present in the specimen, an active enzyme forms, creating a change in color that can be measured on a device called a spectrophotometric analyzer. The amount of enzyme formed is proportional to the amount of analyte that is present in the specimen.
Definitive Confirmation Testing using LC/MS Technology
Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LCMS, or alternatively HPLC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS).
- Quantify a Range of Compounds
- Determine a Specific Compound
- Completed With Certainty
Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS) is a confirmatory technique that allows a laboratory to confidently identify and quantify a range of compounds. Unlike point of care urine cups or immunoassay screening techniques, the LCMS allows for determination of a specific compound. The extensive validation prior to patient sample analysis ensures that interferences do not occur and the identification of individual drug analytes can be completed with certainty.