back to top Hematology & Coagulation Hematology The Mc Laren Northern Michigan Hematology Laboratory evaluates whole blood and other body fluids by differentiating the number and type of cells present.
Two identical Sysmex XN-1000 analyzers perform cell counts of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets as well as provide white blood cell differentiation via fluorescent flow cytometry.
This testing provides an easier to read result giving a more accurate and consistent test result. back to top Chemistry, Immunology, & Urinalysis Chemistry is fully automated, utilizing random access and semi-automated measurement systems plus a state of the art Automation Line to yield high analytic sensitivity and rapid turnaround times.
The chemistry department provides a full range of urinalysis testing from routine (dipstick) urinalysis read on an instrument to provide more consistent results, to 24 hour urine testing and specific chemistry tests.
We perform most routine bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial testing on site, including rapid antigen testing for Group A streptococcal pharyngitis, RSV and influenza.
We are also one of the few laboratories in northern Michigan to offer anaerobic susceptibility testing.
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The Microbiology staff works closely with the Infectious Disease service to offer clinically relevant and up-to-date culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
This technology concentrates the specimen and deposits it as single layer of cells on the slide, making cells easier to identify and decreasing the potential for error.
back to top The Mc Laren Northern Michigan Laboratory also provides reference services for antibody identification.
The growth of laboratory medicine brings new challenges in test strategy, interpretation of unusual results, and provision of the newest technologies in molecular diagnostics.
Pathologists can provide access to this information, review test results with the clinician, review peripheral blood and bone marrow smears, verify unusual culture results, and provide consultation for patients with complicated transfusion needs and/or unusual antibodies.