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Lab Test Groups Capillary Blood Testing

A simple and painless Capillary Blood sample will enable us to establish base lines for future treatments, or depending on the test, provide us with information on stages of diseases, and/or the exact level of your results and if those are closer to base or ceiling parameters.

Capillary Blood Testing

  • Fatty Liver Test / Fibrosis-4 / FIB-4

    Our Fatty Liver test or Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) is based on a capillary blood sample. 0.5 mL capillary blood is collected either from the ear, heel, or finger into a sterile vial. This vial will be send to MEDsan for testing and a report will be available 24-48 hours after the receipt of the sample.

    The test includes Alanine aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT); aspartate aminotransferase (AST/SGOT); FIB-4 Index (by calculation); platelet count.

    The FIB-4 index is a simple, accurate, non-invasive, and readily available laboratory test index that can help in evaluation of patients with HCV and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) for the presence of liver fibrosis indication for liver biopsy, and other liver-related complications. It was also reported to be concordant with FibroSure test results. 

  • Complete Blood Count Test (CBC)

    A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that is used to look at overall health and find a wide range of conditions, including anemia, infection and leukemia.

    A complete blood count test measures the following:

    • Red blood cells, which carry oxygen.
    • White blood cells, which fight infection.
    • Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells.
    • Hematocrit, the amount of red blood cells in the blood
    • Platelets, which help blood to clot.

    A complete blood count can show unusual increases or decreases in cell counts. Those changes might point to a medical condition that calls for more testing.

  • Hemoglobin & Hematocrit Test (H&H)

    Hemoglobin and Hematocrit are both red blood cell measure-ments that are used to help diagnose nutritional deficiencies, acute illnesses, and chronic medical conditions.

    Hemoglobin is a protein in the red blood cells (RBCs), and Hematocrit reflects the percentage of blood volume that is composed of red blood cells. 

  • Neonatal Blood Gases Test

    A blood gas test in a newborn is a test that measures the pH and carbon dioxide concentration in the blood. It helps to assess the respiratory and metabolic condition of the infant. The test can be done by puncturing and collecting a blood sample from the infant (capillary blood gas) or by analyzing the umbilical cord blood (umbilical cord blood gas). The test is recommended in high-risk deliveries or when there are signs of respiratory distress or acid-base imbalance.

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    • Efavirenz *
    • Lopinavir*
  • Urea & Electrolytes Test

    Urea and electrolytes are the most commonly requested biochemistry tests. They provide essential information on renal function, principally in excretion and homoeostasis.

    Creatinine levels are a major factor in determining the estimated glomerular filtration rate, which is the gold standard marker of kidney health. 

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    2. Ketamine
    3. Norephedrine
  • Infectious Diseases (e.g. HIV) Test

    With a simple finger prick capillary blood can be tested for HIV.

    For people with certain risk factors regular testing is suggested.

    Test results are available the day we receive the sample.