Laboratory Testing

  • The ABCs of Blood Tests: Learn About Common Lab Tests Used to Detect Hematocrit Numbers, Cancer, Anemia and More

    Blood is the most important and life-defining component of our body, so it's no surprise it can also give us an indication of diseases that may be affecting us. Learn about some of the most common blood tests for adults and why they are so important...
    By Swagatam May 26, 2011 

  • Your Urinalysis Drug Screen: What Will They Find?

    Many of today’s companies make job offers dependent upon passing a urine drug screen. Other companies perform random testing on employees or require tests for those who have work-related accidents. What drugs are they looking for in a urinalysis?
    By Linda Richter May 26, 2011 

  • sTSH Blood Test: Measuring Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    The sTSH blood test helps endocrinologists determine whether their patients are experiencing thyroid problems. Learn how physicians use this test for diagnosing and monitoring endocrine conditions.
    By Cordie Kellerman May 24, 2011 


  • What Blood Tests Identify Human Parasites?

    Human parasites are dangerous to your health because they can result in many health problems. By learning blood tests for human parasites, you might consider undergoing those tests if your doctor recommends them.
    By Harry Sylvester May 24, 2011 

  • Comparison of Eight Different Types of Microscopes

    This article lists the features, applications, advantages, and disadvantages of different types of microscopes, such as the stereo microscope, digital microscope, 3D digital microscope, USB microscope, transmission electron microscope, scanning electron...
    By Robyn Broyles May 24, 2011 

  • Using a Compound Microscope in Laboratories

    A compound microscope is basically a device capable of magnifying microscopic elements that may be invisible to normal human eyes. Let's understand how to adjust and use a compound microscope.
    By Swagatam May 24, 2011 


  • Medical Lab Tests to Diagnose Medical Problems

    Medical lab tests on the blood and urine help doctors diagnose disorders that affect every system of the body. Performed by trained laboratory professionals, test samples require careful handling and processing to ensure accurate results.
    By Leigh A. Zaykoski May 23, 2011 

  • Overview of the Blood Test for Lead

    Lead can be measured in blood by atomic spectroscopy. This article provides an overview of the blood test for lead using the Delves Cup. Lead has no known biochemical role in man and is an established heavy metal poison which causes symptoms ranging from...
    By Dr Mike C May 23, 2011 

  • What Urine Tests Do You Need for Life Insurance?

    Life insurance blood and urine tests are performed to know whether or not you have problems in your health before you apply for life insurance. By learning life insurance blood and urine tests, you will get prepared to undergo a physical examination in...
    By Harry Sylvester May 22, 2011 

  • Can Asthma Medications Cause Positive Drug Screens?

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease that results in the inflammation and the narrowing of the airways. Since there is an association between asthma meds and positive drug screens, and many employers are implementing mandatory drug screens, it is important...
    By Eric Haines May 20, 2011 
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