Testing


The Center for Disease Detection’s (CDD) core business is centered around cancer diagnostics and communicable disease testing, however we offer a broad range of ancillary services.

Cytology
Our high-volume Cytopathology Department is fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and employs dedicated, skilled staff, including highly-trained cytotechnologists and board-certified pathologists, with subspecialties in cytopathology or similar substantial experience. We provide high quality specimen preparation and interpretive accuracy, and provide our clinical colleagues superior service and reliable results.

Histology
We have a state of the art, CAP-accredited, full service Histology Department with a spotlight on women’s health. Our histology staff and board certified pathologists are committed to quality.

 

 


Molecular Biology 

The Molecular Biology Department uses state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies to test for chlamydia trachomatis (CT), neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), human papillomavirus (HPV), and vaginitis (candida species, gardnerella vaginalis, and trichomonas vaginalis) with exceptional turn-around-time (TAT).

 

Immunology/Special Chemistry
The Immunology Department uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to test for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis, and Herpes with an exceptional TAT. We perform HIV screening and confirmation, Syphilis enzyme immunoassay (EIA), rapid plasma reagin (RPR), fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorbed testing (FTA-ABS), treponema pallidium particle agglutination (TP-PA), Herpes 1 and 2 using EIA methodology.

 

Hematology
The Hematology Department provides basic hematology and urinalysis testing designed to assist the practitioner with routine patient health screening. The complete blood count and routine urinalysis with microscopic exam performed in the laboratory are complimented by the availability of sickle cell screen testing and urine pregnancy screens.

Chemistry
The Chemistry Department provides a full range of routine clinical chemistry testing. Clinical chemistry includes a variety of metabolic panel tests including comprehensive and basic metabolic profiles, liver profiles and renal function tests. The laboratory is also capable of testing serum samples both quantitatively and qualitatively for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

 

Toxicology
The Toxicology Department provides comprehensive drug panel testing, with options for a wide variety of both illegal and frequently abused prescription drugs. Screens are performed using a sophisticated chemistry analyzer utilizing the Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) method, which allows for accurate screening with reduced cross-reacting substances. Confirmations for THC, amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, and PCP are performed using the gold standard method of GC/MS. Confirmations for opiates and synthetic cannabinoids, such as K-2 and spice, are also available.