Although diagnosis of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases are dependent on appropriate history and thorough physical examination, laboratory investigations may be useful in confirming or ruling out rheumatic disease after a clinical diagnosis is considered. Once a rheumatic disease has been diagnosed, certain laboratory tests can help in assessing prognosis or determining the extent of the disease. Laboratory tests may also help the physician monitor certain rheumatic diseases, guide treatment or assess potential drug toxicity.
Therefore, we offer our patients a full service on-site clinical laboratory to provide an enhanced and more convenient health care experience. We perform laboratory testing which aids our medical staff in the diagnosis or detection of diseases and measures the patient’s progress or recovery. Laboratory testing allows our medical staff and our patients to make better and more informed healthcare decisions.