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LABORATORY TESTS

The list of tests that our laboratory can perform includes, but is not limited to the following. Please do ask for further information if the test you require is not listed below.

BIOCHEMISTRY

The following tests are useful to help the medical practitioner to diagnose potential problems with different organs such as the heart, the kidneys and the liver. They also help monitor inflammation and the effect of treatment.

  • Amylase

  • Blood Glucose levels (Fasting or Random)

  • Blood minerals (Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium)

  • Cardiac Enzymes

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

  • Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride)

  • Ferritin

  • Folate

  • Fecal Occult Blood (FOB)

  • Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1C)

  • Iron

  • Kidney Function Test (Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride) 

  • Liver Function Test (LFT) - (Total Bilirubin, ALP, GPT, GOT, GGT, Total Protein, Albumin) 

  • Lipid Profile Test (Total Choloesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL Choloesterol, Triglicerides, Risk Factor)

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)

  • Urinalysis & microscopy

  • Vitamin D

  • Vitamin B12

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BIOCHEMISTRY
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Covid-19 PCR testing

PCR testing (also known as polymerase chain reaction testing), is a type of test that tells us if someone currently has COVID-19.

PCR testing is performed in our laboratory to help us detect even tiny amounts of the virus. It does this by amplifying a virus’ genetic material to a level where it can be detected.

 

The PCR testing is conducted as follows:

 

Swabbing is performed by Rapid Screening Malta. Click here to book an appointment for a swab.

If the swabs are taken up to 12.00 noon, the test results will be available from our laboratory on the very same day.

Our rigorous testing procedures and internal controls have a unique feature locally that will also ensure whether the swab was performed correctly, avoiding possible false negative results emerging from tests conducted.

PCR TESTING

Clinical Endocrinology

The study of hormones and diagnosis of endocrine disorders.


The endocrine system is a network of glands in your body that make the hormones that help cells talk to each other. They’re responsible for almost every cell, organ, and function in your body.


If your endocrine system isn't healthy, you might have problems developing during puberty, getting pregnant, or managing stress. You also might gain weight easily, have weak bones, or lack energy because too much sugar stays in your blood instead of moving into your cells where it's needed for energy.​

These tests may be performed to explore potential issues with growth, development or metabolism; issues with reproductive processes, sex drive or function; and changes in sleeping pattern, mood or energy levels.

  • Beta HCG (pregnancy)

  • Cortisol

  • DHEA / DHEA Sulphate

  • Follice Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

  • Free-Beta HCG

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

  • Oestrodiol

  • Prolactin

  • Progesterone

  • Testosterone

  • Thyroid Functions Test (TSH, FT4, FT3)

  • Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A

  • (PAPP-A)

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

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ENDOCRINOLOGY
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TUMOUR MARKERS

To help detect, some types of tumours, but more importantly to monitor their treatment.

  • Breast (CA 15-3)

  • Gastro-intestinal (CA 19-9, CEA)

  • Liver (AFP, CEA, Ferritin)

  • Ovary (CA125)

  • Prostate (PSA)

  • Testes (AFP, Beta HCG)

TUMOUR

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Measurement of therapeutic medication levels to optimise dosage.

  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

  • Lithium

  • Valproic Acid (Epilim)

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DRUG MONITORING
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Urine Toxicology

Drugs of abuse.

  • Canabinoid

  • Cocaine

  • Meta-amphetamines

  • Opiates

URINE

Haematology

Investigating the cause, prognosis, treatment and prevention of disease related to blood.

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) - WBC,

  • RBC, Hb, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC,

  • Platelets, Differential

  • Erytrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

  • Reticulocyte Count

  • Blood Grouping

  • Direct Coombs Test (DAT)

  • Red cell antibody screening

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HAEMOTOLOGY
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IMMUNOLOGY

Investigations related to the immune system.

 

  • Allergy Profiles - Food, Inhalants, Children, Nuts & Seeds, Shellfish, Finfish, Insects, Antibiotics, Milk & Milk Proteins, Rhinitis, Eczema

  • Allergens - Individual

  • Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)

  • Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (Coeliac)

  • Anti-IgE

  • Endomysial Antibodies

  • Extractable Nuclear Antibodies (ENA)

  • Intrinsic Factor antibodies

  • Thyroid antibodies (TPO, TPA)

IMMUNOLOGY

FOOD INTOLERANCE

The study of IgG antibodies that can cause symptoms related to food intolerance.


​The YorkTest Premium Gold Food Intolerance test involves a blood test which we refer to a specialised laboratory in the U.K.


Click here for more information about this test.

FOOD INTOLERANCE
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MICROBIOLOGY

Investigation for micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi.

  • BSR​

  • Culture and Sensitivity - HVS, Sputum, Stools, Throat swab, Urine, Blood

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

  • Epstein-Barr Virus antibodies (EBV)

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • HPV testing by PCR - HVS

  • Helicobacter Pylori antibodies

  • Hepatitis A, B, C

  • Anti-HBS (immunity for Hepatitis B)

  • Anti-SARS-COV-2 (antibody test for COVID 19)

  • Infectious Mononuleosis (IM)

  • Mycology

  • Rubella antibodies

  • Stools for ova & parasites

  • TPHA

  • Urine Chlamydia

  • Urine Gonorrhoea

  • VDRL

MICROBIOLOGY

HISTOPATHOLOGY & CYTOLOGY

The study of tissues and cells under the microscope.

  • Conventional PAP smears

  • Cytology of body fluids - Urine, Sputum, Pleural Fluid, Ascitic Fluid

  • Liquid base cytology (LBC)

  • Macroscopic & Microscopic examination of tissue biopsies

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HISTOPATHOLOGY
Pregnancy

GENETIC TESTING

The study at a genetic level to confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

 

Non-invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

GENETIC TESTING

home phlebotomy

Clinipath's qualified phlebotomists can take blood samples for your tests in the comfort of your home or at your place of work by appointment.

courier service

Clinipath offers a courier service to collect samples from Medical Practitioners, Clinics, Pharmacies and Veterinary Clinics at no additional costs.

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