Author: George Anderson

Influenza Tests

BY George Anderson
Influenza tests detects the presence of the virus in a sample of respiratory secretions. Influenza (the flu) is a common viral res

Ova and Parasite Exam

BY George Anderson
Ova and parasite (O&P) exam is a microscopic evaluation of a stool sample that is used to look for parasites that may infect t

Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel

BY George Anderson
An acute viral hepatitis panel is a group of blood tests often performed together to help diagnose viral hepatitis. A hepatitis pa

72 Hour Fecal Fat

BY George Anderson
72 Hour Fecal Fat, also called fecal fat, measures the amount of fat in a stool sample. Excess fecal fat (termed steatorrhea) may

Lyme Disease Tests

BY George Anderson
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii. Lyme disease tests measure Borrelia

Tryptase

BY George Anderson
Tryptase is an enzyme that is released, along with histamine and other chemicals, from mast cells when they are activated as part

FIP1L1-PDGFRA

BY George Anderson
FIP1L1-PDGFRA is an abnormal fusion gene sequence that causes excessive growth of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. It is a

VAP

BY George Anderson
VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) is one of the brand names given to a commercial, proprietary method for testing lipoproteins in blood.

Leptin

BY George Anderson
Leptin is a hormone that helps regulate appetite by signaling hunger satisfaction (satiety). This test measures the amount of lept