The Endocrinology Department is staffed with well-trained Medical Technologist who perform tests perform tests for the evaluation of reproductive function (blood pregnancy tests, testosterone, estradiol etc.), thyroid function, anaemia condition and tumor marker test (PSA and CEA). In addition, tests for drugs for drugs of abuse, nicotine and therapeutic drug monitoring (including chain-of-custody drug tests) are also available.
The Department boats a new state-of-the-art Immulite 2000 machine that utilizes the Chemiluminescent technology to produce accurate results with short turn-around-time. For clients who need to have results available in the shortest possible time the Endocrinology Department will gladly accommodate “Stat” request which can be phoned or faxed to physician soon as possible. To reduce “down-time” and to assist in performing the full complement of available tests another Immulite machine and a gamma counter (Radioimmunoasay technology) are also used.
Endocrinology participates in a monthly external quality assurance programme and boasts a greater than 90% average score.
As more test become available and as client interest dictates, the Endocrinology Department will strive to increase its test listings to meet the customers’ needs.