Infectious disease testing supports your physician’s management of communicable diseases. Aggressive bacteria, viruses and fungi can affect tissues that can be life-threatening. If identified early using our ultra-rapid PCR testing protocols, better patient outcomes are achieved with more specificity and sensitivity than other traditional methods. We specialize in Coronavirus, comprehensive respiratory panels, wound panels, UTI panels, gastrointestinal panels, toenail pathogens and sexually transmitted diseases with antibiotic resistance capability.
Toxicology is the study of poisons and their action, detection and treatment of conditions they may produce. Many substances are toxic only at high concentrations. For example, lithium is used to treat bi-polar disorder but can be toxic at high levels. A single toxicology screen may test for as many as 30-107 agents at one time. The nervous system is most sensitive to toxicological damage.
Allergy blood tests detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood. When you come into contact with an allergy trigger, known as an allergen, your body makes antibodies against it. The antibodies tell cells in your body to release certain chemicals. Orange County Labs offers comprehensive food and environmental testing that help optimize a patients’ health.
Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. Specifically, blood tests can help doctors:
- Evaluate how well organs such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart are working.
- Diagnose diseases and conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, anemia (uh-NEE-me-eh), and coronary heart disease.
- Manage hormone therapy.
- Optimizing vitamin and minerals essential to longevity.
Genetic testing is the laboratory analysis of human genetic material including Chromosomes, Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or Ribonucleic acid (RNA) to Detectgenetic material and/or identify genetic changes. Specific DNA segments Calledgenes serve as templates to map a patient’s decisions and fenetic tolerances to various short-term and long term cancer risks.
As experts in molecular testing enables Orange County Labs to test for certain genes, proteins or other molecules in sample tissue, blood or other body fluid. Molecular tests also check for certain changes in a gene or chromosome that may cause or affect the chance of developing a specific disease or disorder, such as cancer.