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The main task of Chem Lab is substantiating the diagnosis and clarification of the diseases to help doctors in their noble efforts. The word diagnosis originates from the Greek gnosis and means knowledge. Owing to diagnostic approach health professionals recognize the cause of the patient's condition. At the early stages of the disease the diagnosis may become particularly difficult because signs and symptoms are often unclear and poorly differentiated. In these conditions the services of Chem Lab become most appropriate.
Accomplishment of a correct and precise diagnosis in the most efficient way became the motto of Chem Lab. In their activity the physicians rely on various signs and symptoms and inevitably recur to the services of Chem Lab to substantiate diagnosis. Analyzing the huge array of facts collected during patient’s examination, the doctors, together with the experts of Chem Lab, create clear and understandable picture of the patient’s condition. Useful additional information obtained owing to suitable selected tests and presented to the doctors and patients by Chem Lab often becomes one of the decisive factors in making the right diagnosis and confirming the physician’s suspicions regarding the existing conditions.
Useful facts about laboratory testing in Chem Lab
Laboratory tests are helpful support in establishing diagnosis. Moreover, Chem Lab regularly performs screenings among population for identifying concealed diseases in symptomless individuals. Experts know that the significance of a test as a diagnostic tool relies on its sensitivity and specificity. Sensitivity allows correct identifying people with the disease. Specificity permits to identify people without the disease and this state is confirmed by negative test results. If a test is 100% sensitive and gives negative result, it means for sure that the person does not have the suspected disease. In Chem Lab we do all our best that or tests were maximally sensitive and specific.
Chem Lab philosophy of testing
Automated analyzers, actively employed by Chem Lab, make available significant number of various tests at considerably reduced cost. Panels of clinical and biochemical tests for various body fluids became everyday constituents of the medical practice in Chem Lab. On the other hand, in particular cases Chem Lab tries to perform tests in such a manner that they were most cost-effective for patients.
Experts know that normal laboratory values fall within a certain range that reflects the condition of the majority of healthy people. However, it may occur that some healthy persons give values outside the established normal range. In addition, some ill people may have values that fall within the normal range. Our diagnostic “Tables of normal reference values” are regularly updated to reflect changes and advanced demands of life and laboratory practice. We also take into account that some normal values undergo considerable modifications with age and depend on gender. Nowadays, the standard for interpretation of laboratory tests is the International System of Units (SI). Taking into consideration that customary units of measurement are often used in the United States, Chem Lab presents the results with both units of measurement to make easy communication and interpretation of results.
How Chem Lab helps establish the final diagnosis
Establishing the diagnosis is a difficult process of making clinical decision. The doctor analyzes the information collected from patient’s history and physical examination. Then the doctor decides what tests must be performed to diagnose the specific disease. Health professionals perform a sequence of diagnostic steps to solve problems of clinical decision taking. The tests may prove or refute the suspected diagnosis.
The establishing of the final diagnosis gives good reason for prescribing the needed treatment. Diagnostic tests often become a considerable help in making the right diagnosis. The greater the sensitivity and the specificity of the tests, the more helpful they become in medical practice. Professionals working in Chem Lab do not think that realizing too many tests is a good approach from the standpoint of cost-effectiveness. We think that only high quality experts know when to order tests and which tests to order. An important characteristic attribute of establishment of clinical diagnosis is the constant associative activity between the physician and Chem Lab professionals.
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How Chem Lab helps solve practical issues
Patients may present rather vague complaints and doctor may think about various diseases and conditions at the same time. For instance, a patient may complain of tiredness. Taking all facts together, doctor may suspect here a depressive state, a kind of anemia, hepatitis or a number of other possible conditions. Anemia can be easily confirmed or rejected by means of blood count, hemoglobin and hematocrit determinations. The blood can be also analyzed for bilirubin and some serum enzyme to detect hepatic affection. Even if depression is confirmed with correct questioning and physical examination of the patient, it does not exclude the possibility of anemia or hepatitis confirmed by appropriate testing.
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