Hematology

The Hematology department at Northern Light Laboratory utilizes highly-sophisticated instrumentation such as the Sysmex XN-3000 and Alcor Scientific’s iSED. These analyzers combined with complex manual testing allow us to provide a comprehensive menu of diagnostic and screening tests.

Our Hematology technologists are highly-trained individuals who work directly with physicians, nurses and phlebotomists to detect pre-analytical errors. This close collaboration between the patient’s direct healthcare team and our laboratory ensures that results are both accurate and timely.

Our on-site pathology service guarantees that patient specimens needing further review and evaluation are handled in a timely manner. Our pathologists partner with oncology specialists to diagnose and treat newly-leukemic patients.

The highly trained staff of board certified clinical laboratory scientists works together to accurately provide the following services:

  • Complete Blood Counts (with or without a differential)
  • Reticulocyte Counts
  • Body Fluid Cell Count and Differential
  • Body Fluid Crystal Analysis
    • Differentiates gout and pseudo-gout disease states
  • Post Vasectomy
    • Semi-quantitative reporting offered identifying the presence or absence of sperm
  • Semen Analysis
    • The reporting includes motility, count and morphology following World Health Organization guidelines
  • Sickle Cell Screening
    • Ability to detect both disease and trait
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rates
    • Minimum-volume automated method with results in under 20 seconds
    • Manual Westergren method (gold standard) also available upon request
  • Stool for White Blood Cells
    • Tests for the presence of neutrophils and monocytes
  • Eosinophil Smear
    • Semi-quantitative method identifying the absence or presence of eosinophils in urine, sputum and nasal samples

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Contact Hematology at 207-973-7623