Understanding Your Blood Test Results

By |2022-12-02T17:47:03+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

Understanding Your Blood Test Results Blood panels are a common part of physical exams, but to the layperson, they’re almost meaningless in their complexity. With every metric – red blood cell count, cholesterol, iron levels, and so many more – measured completely differently and independently from one another, it’s not easy [...]

Are At Home UTI Tests Accurate? And More Questions About Testing

By |2022-11-17T04:32:03+00:00November 17th, 2022|

Are At Home UTI Tests Accurate? And More Questions About Testing It’s normal to feel embarrassed about the prospect of confronting potential urinary issues (like urinary tract infections, or “UTIs”) with someone else. After all, the anatomy affected is private and there’s a stigma that goes along with these types of [...]

The Lingering COVID Pandemic

By |2022-11-07T01:45:05+00:00October 30th, 2022|

The Lingering COVID Pandemic The global pandemic has made a lot of us more conscious of our health, and for many, having regular Covid-19 testing performed may be a requirement as we travel or work in our respective fields. With Meridian Diagnostics and many labs in the country still processing COVID tests [...]

Liquid Chromatography – The Important Tech of Drug Detection

By |2022-10-21T02:57:36+00:00October 21st, 2022|

Liquid Chromatography - The Important Tech of Drug Detection The prevalence of drug testing in many different capacities, from pre-employment screenings to testing within a treatment facility to prevent against relapse, is well known, even by those outside of the industry. Many individuals have been the subject of drug testing themselves, whether [...]

Influenzas Effect on Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facility Residents

By |2022-09-08T02:03:32+00:00September 8th, 2022|

Influenzas Effect on Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facility Residents The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted one of the greatest concerns for nursing homes and residents of other long-term care facilities: the serious consequences of highly contagious illnesses in shared living communities. Influenza and other respiratory diseases have lasting effects on elderly people, [...]

The Significance of Clinical Laboratories in Healthcare

By |2022-07-08T00:49:30+00:00July 8th, 2022|

The Significance of Clinical Laboratories in Healthcare Basic healthcare starts with the physician's diagnosis of the patient's presenting symptoms and their own experience with certain illnesses and diseases. Giving the right care and treatment often relies on an accurate diagnosis. However, many different types of diseases present with similar symptoms, and [...]

High Potassium Levels in a Blood Test

By |2022-06-15T03:55:02+00:00May 29th, 2022|

High Potassium Levels in a Blood Test Image from Abbott ci4100 Tour Footage Potassium blood tests measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium is an electrolyte, an electrically charged mineral in your body. Electrolytes are responsible for aiding muscle control and nerve activity, maintaining fluid levels, and performing [...]

How Long Can Drugs Be Detected In Urine Drug Screens & Confirmation Test

By |2022-06-17T17:30:11+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

How Long Can Drugs Be Detected In Urine Drug Screens & Confirmation Test Urine drug screens test for the presence of specific drugs and medications. It's most commonly used in the workplace to detect substance abuse issues or in a medical setting, for doctors to check for prescription drug abuse or the [...]

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