Hematology & Urinalysis
Hematology is the science or study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Whole blood is made up of several parts including but not limited to red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. At AIM Labs, our automated hematology analyzer provides rapid results in addition to manual slide reviews that aid Physicians in diagnosing blood disorders and malignancies including types of hemophilia, leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.
Common Tests Include
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
This automated test shows the kind and number of cells in your blood that physicians use to evaluate symptoms and help diagnose conditions and illness. It specifically measures White and red blood cell counts as well as platelets to determine any abnormalities in whole blood.
A manual test in which peripheral blood is put onto a microscope slide and analyzed by a Technician to distinguish different white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets that some automated analyzers do not read.
Helps determine if you are producing enough red blood cells and can help determine the cause of different types of anemia.
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Indirectly measures the degree of inflammation as a part of the body’s immune response. This is used as a screening test and not diagnostic and provides general information about possible presence of an inflammatory condition.
Valuable measure of the overall blood sugar levels over a period of time (2-3 months).
Complete Urinalysis with reflex to culture
Urinalysis can determine a number of health problems ranging from kidney function to urinary tract infections. It also identifies substances that can cause metabolic problems as well as screen for diabetes.