The skilled clinicians at the Angelton ER certified stat laboratory, perform various test on clinical specimens to gain information on the health status of their ER patients. The data is used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease.
Activities that take place in this certified stat laboratory include the collection of specimens, processing, and analysis. Standard services include the provision of sterile containers for the procurement of stool, urine, and sputum samples; breath and sweat collection; pH, blood glucose and tuberculin testing; and bleeding times.
Blood, urine and other body tissue samples are used for testing by a lab technician, or a doctor, to determine if the results are with the desired normal range. There are a wide variety of tests used to suit each unique individual.
Many factors can affect the accuracy of lab test results, such as:
Your physician is likely to compare current results to the outcome of previous tests. Laboratory testing is often a part of routine health care and is also used in emergency room settings.