LABORATORY TEST INFORMATION


Magee General Hospital offers quality laboratory services performed by skilled clinical laboratory scientists; as well as, clinical laboratory technicians. We utilize the latest technology assuring precision, accuracy, and quality performance with all laboratory testing.

Committed to customer satisfaction, our laboratory is staffed 24 hours daily to accommodate testing in the following area:

Chemistry
Hematology
Microbiology
Serology
Urinalysis
Immunohematology
Substance Abuse Testing
- Dot
- Non-Dot
- Breath Alcohol
- Quick Screens
- 5 Panel, 7 Panel, 10 Panel

Magee General Hospital Laboratory is equipped with fully integrated automation offering same day turnaround on all routine lab tests.

For assistance with your laboratory needs please contact:
Tanya Wade BS, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Laboratory Director
601-849-7315
Email: twade@mghosp.org

Prothrombin time: For management of oral anticoagulant therapy

Urinalysis: Helpful indicator of healthy or diseased state

Calcium: To evaluate high or low calcium state

Phosphorous: Used in conjunction with calcium tests

Magnesium: To evaluate kidney function and metabolic activity in the body

Uric acid: Measurement most commonly used in the evaluation of renal failure and gout.

Testosterone: Measurements in men assess hypogonadism, pituitary gonadotropin function, impotency, and also useful in the detection of ovarian tumors and virilizing conditions in women.

PSA: Prostate cancer detector

ALT (Alkaline Transaminase):Used to diagnose liver disease

ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase): Used to diagnose liver and bone disease.

AST (Aspartate Transaminase): Used in the evaluation of liver and heart disease.

GGT (Glutamyltransferase): Used to detect liver difficulty and alcohol-induced liver disease.

Potassium & Sodium: Used to diagnose acid base and water imbalance.

C Peptide: Indicator for insulin secretion.

Fasting Blood Sugar: Used for diabetic management.

2-hr postprandial blood sugar: After a meal for a suspected diabetic patient.

Bilirubin: Evaluates liver function and in rare cases Gilbert's Disease.

BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen): Evaluates kidney function

Creatinine: More specific indicator of kidney function.

CBC (Complete Blood Count): Basic screening test. Series of tests that determine
many factors concerning blood cells.

ESR (Sedimentation Rate): Not diagnostic, but is an indicator that a disease
process is present.

Complete Iron Tests: For evaluation of types of anemia or iron overload.

B12 & Folic Acid: Used to diagnose a type of anemia and helps in treating high levels of homocysteine (factor in coronary artery disease).

Cholesterol: Indicator of potential risk for arthrosclerotic coronary artery disease. Also part of thyroid and liver function studies.

HDL-C:High density Lipoprotein check. The HDL-C levels are inversely proportional to coronary heart disease (CHD)

VLDL&
LDL: Determines coronary heart disease risk. The"LDL'S" are closely associated with increased incidence of arthrosclerosis and CHD.

APOLIPOPROTEIN A & B: Apo A deficiencies are often associated with premature cardiovascular disease. Apo B plays an important role in LDL catabolism

TRIGLYCERIDES: This test evaluates suspected atherosclerosis and measures the body's ability to metabolise fat.

THYROID FUNCTION TESTS: These tests determine thyroid status, rule out hypo & hyperthyroidism and evaluate thyroid replacement therapy

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Magee General Hospital shall continue to provide quality healthcare to those that present themselves for our services. We are dedicated to meet the challenges of the future to assure that people of this community receive quality healthcare at a reasonable cost. We are committed to maintain patient confidentiality and confort and respect patients, families, and friends.