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Biochemistry Tests

At Spectrum MDX we are committed to staying on the leading edge of industry trends. Our wealth of clinical experience has allowed us to offer a wide variety of testing options including biochemistry tests for the analysis of body fluids. We offer dependable, and accurate chemical tests to detect and quantify different compounds in blood, and urine specimens. Tests such as spectrophotometry, immunoassays, and electrophoresis can accurately measure the concentration of specific substances from glucose to lipids and metabolic products present in human blood, and urine.

Common Biochemistry Tests

We use a variety of methodologies based on established scientific principles including biology, chemistry, and physics. Each test is designed to identify and/or measure everything in the blood including microscopic organisms, imbalances, and other naturally occurring substances that can cause symptoms, infection, and illness. Each procedure or process is used to test biological samples for particular analytes or substances including:

  • Serum
  • Plasma
  • Urine
  • Cerebrospinal spinal fluid (CSF)
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Enzymes
  • Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Electrolytes
  • Metabolites

Methods

The methods we offer are based on accepted scientific principles to ensure accurate results. Methodologies can include:

  • Flow Cytometry:

    Used to detect, identify, and count specific cells — or particular components within cells — using antigens to evaluate cells from blood, bone marrow, body fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or tumours

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR):

    Used to create multiple copies of small samples of genetic material in order to amplify the DNA to detect and/or measure specific genes of interest

  • Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH):

    Used to evaluate genes and/or DNA sequences on chromosomes with the aid of Fluorescent probes

  • Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA):

    A type of immunoassay used to detect and measure antigen-antibody complexes

There is often more than one method of testing required for the same substance, which will vary based on the subject and purposes of testing. We can assist in all areas of biochemical testing using the latest and most respected methods available.

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