At Centura Health, our goal is to improve the health of our community by providing timely, accurate and cost-effective testing services. You can count on our fast and reliable results to help you make informed health care decisions.
Lab tests are a vital part of your medical care because they give you and your doctors detailed, objective data about your health. Whether you need regular bloodwork or urine testing as part of a checkup or specialized tests to diagnose rare conditions, Centura Health provides an extensive range of services with some of the quickest turnaround times in the region.
We pride ourselves on reliable results and the highest levels of cleanliness and care from our professionals. Our staff of board-certified pathologists, technologists and support personnel are highly trained and dedicated to providing reliable test results to give you and your doctor a better understanding of your health.
If your doctor detects risks or suspects certain conditions, he or she may recommend specific lab tests. You can also ask your doctor about taking tests if you want a clearer picture of your health or you’re worried about specific symptoms. Your doctor should have a good understanding of your personal medical history, so he or she will be able to make recommendations based on your concerns.
Common laboratory testing services offered across our facilities include:
- Anatomic pathology: Testing organs, tissue, blood and other samples to diagnose disease
- Breath-alcohol testing: Testing the amount of alcohol within your blood to check for intoxication
- Coagulation: Testing the blood to check for hemostasis (stopped blood flow) and thrombosis (blood clots)
- Cytogenetics: Testing chromosome structure and function
- Flow cytometry: Testing to analyze the physical and chemical characteristics of particles (including cells) in fluid, using fluorescent dyes and lasers. This is sometimes used to classify certain types of cancer, including lymphoma and leukemia.
- Hematology: Testing blood for diseases or abnormalities.
- Hematopathology: Testing blood cells and how they’re created by the body
- Immunoassay: Testing the presence or concentration of certain molecules through the use of antibodies or antigens. Common examples of this include pregnancy tests and insulin tests.
- Microbiology: A wide range of testing services that focus on microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. These can be used to detect cultures from sites that may be infected.
- Molecular pathology: A test to study or diagnose disease through examining molecules within organs, tissues and bodily fluids.
- Serology: Testing the blood serum for antibodies. This is often used to test your immune system and can detect many autoimmune disorders.
- Transfusion service: A series of tests and screenings to ensure blood is safe enough to be used for transfusions.
- Urinalysis: Testing the urine for the presence of disease, drugs, glucose and other factors. This can be used to detect diabetes or problems with kidney function.