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  • Hematology

    Our hematology offerings include:

    • performing body fluid counts.
    • analyzing cerebral spinal fluid.
    • performing 100 complete blood count tests a day.
    • performing 15 hemoglobin Alc (HbAlc) tests a day.
    • analyzing for erythorocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), which is a non-specific indicator of inflammation.
    • analyzing retics, which is how well bone marrow produces red blood cells.

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