The Chemistry / Special Chemistry department at Northern Light Laboratory performs a comprehensive test menu, with the vast majority of testing being performed upon receipt. Our department supports specific patient populations and is an integral part of disease diagnosis. General consultation and result interpretation assistance is available upon request.

Chemistry is staffed by ASCP and MLS certified technologists and discipline specific team leads. Our department utilizes both highly automated robotics equipment platforms and more manual technique-dependent technologies.

Chemistry Services

Our chemistry department provides the following services:

  • State-of-the-art immunoassay testing using electrochemiluminscence (ECL) technology offering a broad measuring range and low-end sensitivity

  • Automated platforms with a comprehensive test menu comprising more than 70 analytes

  • On-site analyte testing for open heart surgical patients

  • Protein assay results to assess multiple myeloma patients’ response to treatment

  • Our pathologists partner with the oncologists to interpret these special electrophoretic results

  • Autoimmune assays to support patients suffering from rheumatic diseases

  • Diagnostic sweat chloride testing for cystic fibrosis (We are one of only two sites in the State that offers this testing)

  • Use of robust cardiac markers to support our clients in the early detection of heart failure

  • We are now using the 5th Generation High Sensitivity Troponin (We were the first laboratory in New England to offer this assay)

  • Extensive hormone testing available for pregnant patients and couples undergoing fertility treatment

  • Assays to help track diabetic patients’ response to medical intervention

  • Testing to assess the effectiveness of lipid-lowering drugs on individuals

  • Immunoassay testing for acute and chronic forms of Infectious Hepatitis

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Contact Chemistry at 207-973-7638